Bitcoin Crosses $15 Billion Market Cap

December 28, 2016 12:06 AM UTC

Bitcoin’s bullish run in what has proven a strong rally in Q4 2016 sees the total value of bitcoin in circulation scale and cross a significant milestone. Bitcoin’s market capitalization is now beyond an all-time high of $15 billion.

According to figures from CoinMarketCap, a total of 169,835 bitcoins were traded in the last 24 hours, which represents a value of approximately $159 million at the time of publishing.

Bitcoin price struck a high of $936.42 today on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI), gaining nearly 5% in value since the start of day. Today’s rally saw bitcoin price rise from $803.88 at 03:35 in the early hours of Tuesday (UTC) to a new 2016 high of $933.03 at noon. Steady trading ensued before charting a new high beyond $935.

At the rate and direction in which bitcoin has been trending lately, the $1000 bell could be rung soon. Could it happen before the end of the year? In its current trajectory, it’s entirely plausible. 4 more days till 2016’s end.

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For the most recent bitcoin price analysis piece from analyst Jim Fredrickson, click here.

All time references are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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