Bitcoin Soars Towards $10,000; Up 900% This Year
- Turnover across the crypto-currency market soars.
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Bitcoin (BTC) Heads for $10,000 as Asian Turnover Soars.
Heavy turnover in the last 24 – 48 hours has pushed BTC to the brink of $10,000, a level some commentators predicted for 2018. While Korean Won trade dominated in Asian hours, US dollar turnover was also highly visible as a wide range of buyers bought BTC ahead of the launch of CME and CBOE Bitcoin futures. Korean Won buyers however paid a much higher average price than US dollar buyers, $9817 to $9331, highlighting the liquidity problem on some exchanges. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) also pushed ahead hitting $1,700 while Bitcoin Gold (BTG) made a move higher to $370.
And the latest push in Bitcoin has seen it near Ireland’s value, using M1 as a yardstick. Bitcoin currently is worth around $160 billion while Ireland’s latest M1 reading is around $186 billion after converting from EUR.
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Chart: Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Timeframe (August 7 – November 27, 2017)
Ethereum (ETH) Exceeds Short-Term Target. $500 now in sight
The recent Ethereum chart break has opened the way for the second-largest crypto-currency to move above $500 and push its market capitalization over $50 billion. While Bitcoin continues to take all of the headlines, ETH has risen from around $9 at the start of 2017.
Chart: Ethereum (ETH) Daily Time Frame (June – November 27, 2017)
Market Moves/Top 8 Capitalizations – November 27, 2017
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