Top cryptocurrency prices today: Avalanche, Solana, Bitcoin zoom up to 16% – Economic Times

December 16, 2021 by No Comments

New Delhi: The cryptocurrency market was back in the green zone on Thursday as the appetite for riskier assets improved after Federal Reserve’s comments.

Barring the dollar pegged stablecoins, all other eight out of the top 10 digital tokens were trading higher at 9.30 IST. Avalanche zoomed 16 per cent to make its way in the top 10 tokens, whereas Solana rallied 11 per cent.

The global crypto market cap gained more than 3 per cent to $2.37 trillion mark compared to the last day. However, the total crypto market volume rallied more than 25 per cent to $131 trillion.

What’s cooking in India?
Cryptocurrency exchanges are set to see consolidation amidst concerns and confusion over government attempts to regulate crypto assets. Some exchanges have begun exploratory talks with other Indian exchanges and foreign players, multiple people involved in discussions have told ET.

Expert’s Take
Following the US Federal Reserve’s cut back on its coronavirus pandemic stimulus in response to the rising inflation, the price of Bitcoin has surged in the past 24 hours, said CoinDCX Research Team.

With the view that Bitcoin and other digital assets can hedge against any potential debasement of the greenback, investors have turned to crypto amidst the uncertainty.

“Other cryptocurrencies also responded favorably with the recent development. As the US inflation rate rises to a near 40 year high, and coupled with the withdrawal of the stimulus, there may be greater headwinds for the crypto market,” it added.

Global updates
Emerging economies should regulate cryptocurrencies instead of banning them, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Gita Gopinath said. She called for an urgent global policy on the issue.

Prices of cryptocurrencies listed on Coinbase Global Inc. and popular data provider briefly went haywire Tuesday, with many tokens showing astronomical gains that sent users gushing about huge windfalls and others wondering what happened.

NFT Update
NFT-based tokens are going through correction as the whole crypto market is going through a sell-off. Investors should keep an eye on further price action development before jumping into any NFT based cryptocurrencies at this stage, said Hitesh Malviya, Founder, Itsblockchain.

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