The price of bitcoin has astonished the masses once again surpassing $40,000 per coin across crypto exchanges worldwide. With well over $28 billion in global trade volume, the leading crypto asset’s overall market valuation is now a whopping $728 billion in value.
Bitcoin’s Value Soars
On January 7, 2021, Bitcoin (BTC) has surpassed its previous all-time high (ATH) it reached earlier in the day, and has jumped over the $40k handle on Thursday afternoon. The crypto asset’s dominance index compared to the value of the rest of the crypto economy is 68.8% today. The price has spiked $20,000 higher than the prior ATH captured three years ago in 2017. On Thursday, bitcoin (BTC) touched a high of $40,382 at the time of publication.
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There’s currently 18.5 million BTC in existence (88.54%) and there’s only 13.51% left for bitcoin miners to mine. As news.Bitcoin.com reported during our last market update, BTC’s hashrate has been riding very high.