March 27, 2024
Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Surpasses Silver: Reaches Record $1.35 Trillion Market Cap in Historic Milestone

In a remarkable turn of events, Bitcoin has once again shattered records as its market capitalization soared to an unprecedented $1.35 trillion on March 5. The cryptocurrency’s price experienced a 3.35% surge in the 24 hours leading up to 7:55 am EST, reaching a trading value of $67,322, and marking a significant 17% increase on the weekly chart, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

Bitcoin briefly claimed the title of the eighth-largest asset globally after its market cap surpassed the $1.347 trillion valuation of silver, the second-largest precious metal worldwide, as reported by CompaniesMarketCap data.

Bitcoin (BTF) 7-day market cap chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

This surge follows Bitcoin’s achievement of its highest daily close at $68,245 on March 4, surpassing the previous record set on November 8, 2021, at $67,525. Analysts are now speculating that Bitcoin’s price might reach $100,000 by the end of 2024.

A notable catalyst behind Bitcoin’s recent bullish momentum is the approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States. Bitfinex Analysts emphasized the impact of the ETFs, stating, “The $7.5 billion influx into Bitcoin ETFs not only drives market growth but also signals a positive outlook and potential for continued capital inflow.”

Centralized exchanges for Bitcoin futures have also seen a surge in open interest, reaching record highs that surpass the levels witnessed in November 2021 when Bitcoin hit its all-time high of nearly $69,000. The total open interest for Bitcoin futures contracts surpassed $26 billion on March 1, reflecting robust investor confidence in an enduring upward rally.

The news of Bitcoin’s record-breaking performance coincided with an announcement from MicroStrategy, the largest corporate Bitcoin holder. The company disclosed plans to raise $600 million through senior convertible notes, signaling its intent to acquire more BTC. The move aligns with the growing trend of institutional adoption of Bitcoin as a strategic asset.

As Bitcoin continues to dominate headlines, the cryptocurrency market is witnessing a surge in investor confidence and renewed optimism for its future trajectory.

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