Bitcoin climbed by 1.73% on the first day of the week. The global crypto market cap was in the green as the prices of most of the top cryptocurrencies saw a surge in their value.

Jasmine Anand

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 9, 2023 11:25 IST

By Jasmine Anand:

The world’s most popular and largest crypto, Bitcoin, crossed the $17,000 mark. It is trading at $17,235.29, rising by 1.73 percent over the last 24 hours. Its closest rival, Ethereum, advanced by 3.80 percent and is priced at $1,310.42, at the time of writing (1030 IST).

The majority of the top cryptos witnessed a rise in their prices today. Solana surged by 23.23 percent, Cardano zoomed by 20.05 percent, Litecoin gained by 8.41 percent, Polygon increased by 7.55 percent and Polkadot was up by 6.65 percent since the previous day. Other top crypto tokens like Tron, Uniswap, Cosmos, and Avalanche are in the green.

On Monday, the global crypto market cap stood at $849.68 billion, registering gains worth 3.16 percent in the last 24 hours, while the total crypto market volume jumped 78.50 percent to $30.09 billion.

Today’s top gainers were Zilliqa and Lido DAO, registering price gains of 32.35 percent and 29.20 percent, respectively. On the contrary, Fei USD was the top decliner.

Meme coins saw a rise in their prices

Popular meme coins witnessed price gains. Elon Musk-backed Dogecoin was up by 5.17 percent and Shiba Inu, another canine-based meme coin, advanced by 6.22 percent since the previous day. Both were trading at $0.07561 and $0.000008942, respectively.

Metaverse token in green

Top metaverse tokens, too, displayed a price surge. The Sandbox, Decentraland, ApeCoin, and Axie Infinity witnessed a jump of 14.58 percent, 12.72 percent, 12.28 percent, and 7.41 percent, respectively.

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