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Cryptocurrency price today: Bitcoin crosses $40,000 for 1st time in weeks, Ether up over 4%

Cryptocurrency markets were upbeat on Tuesday with popular cryptocurrencies trading in positive territory. The world’s most popular virtual currency, Bitcoin, finally crossed $40,000 after more than two weeks.

While it pared gains for a short period, Bitcoin was trading just over $40,100, up over 1.50 per cent, at 12:50 pm. Smaller rival Ether was performing better than Bitcoin in percentage terms, up over 4 per cent from its value 24 hours ago.

All other smaller cryptocurrencies including Ripple, Cardano, Dogecoin, Stellar, Polkadot, Chainlink and Litecoin were trading higher than their prices a day ago.

Cryptocurrency highlights: Check Monday’s prices

Crypto markets have been gaining momentum since yesterday after Elon Musk clarified that Tesla may accept Bitcoin in future. The 49-year-old’s clarification came after he faced criticism for “pumping and dumping” the value of cryptocurrencies.

While Musk’s tweet was specifically about Bitcoin, it seems to have given a boost to the overall cryptocurrency market that has been facing wild swings since last month. However, volatility is likely to remain high in the virtual currency market due to China’s crackdown.

Here are the latest prices and trends of popular cryptocurrencies:

Cryptocurrency

Price (US Dollar)

24-hour change

Market cap (Billion)

Volume (24 Hours)

Bitcoin

40,232.17

1.61%

$753.75

$44.07 billion

Ethereum (Ether)

2,611.58

4.45%

$303.71

$29.46 billion

Dogecoin

0.327970

0.65%

$42.60

$2.18 billion

Litecoin

178.57

5.52%

$12.12

$1.57 million

XRP (Ripple)

0.892410

1.87%

$89.23

$3.30 billion

Cardano

1.59

3.40%

$51.17

$4.65 million

Meanwhile, cryptocurrency investment products and funds saw outflows for a second straight week, according to data from digital asset manager CoinShares. This seems to be a precautionary move amid rising volatility.

Total cryptocurrency outflows hit $21 million for the week ended June 11 and total outflows have reached $267 million since mid-May.

Outflows in Ether, the token used in the Ehtereum blockchain, hit a fresh record. Ether posted its largest outflow last week of $12.7 million, as per data. It may be noted that Ether has been one of the strongest performers in this calendar year.

(DISCLAIMER: The cryptocurrency prices have been updated as of 1:20 pm and will change as the day progresses. The list is intended to give a rough idea about popular cryptocurrency trends and will be updated on a daily basis.)

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