Crypto Price Today: Bitcoin Pumps Over $55,700 for First Time Since 2021, Most Altcoins Reap Benefits

Bitcoin’s value, at the time of writing, stood at $55,753 (roughly Rs. 46.2 lakh) after the asset logged a profit of 8.38 percent in the last 24 hours.

Crypto Price Today: Bitcoin Pumps Over $55,700 for First Time Since 2021, Most Altcoins Reap Benefits

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The crypto sector valuation stands at $2.12 trillion as of February 27

  • Stellar, Cronos saw gains
  • Dogecoin, Shiba Inu also trading in profits
  • SushiSwap, Cartesi record losses

The rise in spot Bitcoin ETF activities have propelled the oldest and most expensive cryptocurrency to its highest price point since 2021. On Tuesday, February 27, Bitcoin's value stood at around $55,753 (roughly Rs. 46.2 lakh) after the asset logged a profit of 8.38 percent in the last 24 hours. Before stabilising at this point, the asset briefly also touched the mark of $57,000 (roughly Rs. 47.2 lakh) sometime in the early hours of Tuesday. In the last 24 hours, the value of BTC has risen by a whopping $4,263 (roughly Rs. 3.5 lakh).

“With Blackrock's spot Bitcoin ETF trading volume hitting a record $1.3 billion (roughly Rs. 10,776 crore), and halving coming in the next 50 days, analysts are predicting this is an unprecedented bullish factor causing this gain. However, it is worthwhile to note that the journey from $57,000 (roughly Rs. 47.2 lakh) to the last recorded all-time high of $69,000 (roughly Rs. 57.1 lakh) might not be easy because BTC is likely to face a lot of strong resistance points on the way, starting at $57,500 (roughly Rs. 47.6 lakh),” the CoinSwitch Markets Desk told Gadgets360.

Ether joined Bitcoin in the rally and bagged the price point of $3,220 (roughly Rs. 2.6 lakh). This is for the first time since 2021 that Ether has also breached the mark of $3,200 (roughly Rs. 2.5 lakh). The asset, that had been trading at $3,000 (roughly Rs. 2.48 lakh) for some days, rose in value by $216 (roughly Rs. 17,905).

“ETH surpassed $3,200 (roughly Rs. 2.6 lakh) for the first time in two years, indicating a bullish market sentiment with heavy institutional buying. Overall, there is a positive sentiment as bitcoin halving approaches,” Edul Patel CEO of Mudrex crypto investment firm told Gadgets360.

Majority altcoins are also reflecting gains on Tuesday. These include Binance Coin, Solana, Ripple, Cardano, Dogecoin, Tron, and Chainlink.

Uniswap, Litecoin, Near Protocol, Leo, Elrond, and Bitcoin SV are also all trading in gains following BTC's rally.

The overall valuation of the crypto market rose by 6.05 percent in the last 24 hours to stand at the valuation of $2.12 trillion (roughly Rs. 1,75,71,726 crore), showed CoinMarketCap.

“Another notable performer yesterday was the newest Ethereum-based memecoin to be listed on Binance, PEPE (+56.2 percent) that has reached its listing month's high as well showing investors' growing confidence in the crypto space,” the CoinSwitch team noted.

Stablecoins meanwhile, are trading in losses on Tuesday. These include Tether and USD Coin. Other cryptocurrencies trading in the reds include Cartesi, SushiSwap, and Augur.

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Radhika Parashar
Radhika Parashar is a senior correspondent for Gadgets 360. She has been reporting on tech and telecom for the last three years now and will be focussing on writing about all things crypto. Besides this, she is a major sitcom nerd and often replies in Chandler Bing and Michael Scott references. For tips or queries you could reach out to her at More
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