Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Above 62.7K
13 Apr, 2021•2 min read•Bitcoin
The price of Bitcoin set a new all-time high Tuesday morning, the day before U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s highly anticipated listing on Nasdaq.
The cryptocurrency reached a new lifetime high of 62,732.11, topping the previous peak price of $61,453 observed about a month ago, as per CoinDesk 20 data. In recent trading, the price of the leading cryptocurrency had given back some of its gains, trading at $62,440.40, up 2.89% over the last 24 hours. The rally comes after weeks of bitcoin trading sluggishly in a narrow range below $60,000. "Cryptocurrency markets are showing robust strength ahead of the Coinbase IPO as bitcoin moves into the all-time high territory," Matthew Dibb, COO and co-founder of Stack Funds, told CoinDesk "A re-rating of crypto assets is definitely on the cards following the $100b valuations of Coinbase's shares (COIN)," Dibb added. Analysts projections for COIN's listing are ranging from $19 billion to $230 billion, as discussed last week. COIN shares will provide traditional investors exposure to a crypto platform that earns money from fees while avoiding the volatility and risk of crypto assets themselves. "Coinbase will be a lower beta play," Delphi Digital's Kevin Kelly told Bloomberg. The exchange recently disclosed Q1 revenue growth of 840% year-on-year, blowing past analysts' estimates by a big margin. Bitcoin's latest rally is accompanied by record highs in ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value, and crypto exchange Binance's BNB token. Alternative cryptocurrencies, in general, have performed better than bitcoin in recent weeks, pushing the latter's market dominance to two-year lows near 55%, according to data source TradingView.