crypto price today: Crypto Price Today: Bitcoin holds near $17K; Dogecoin, Litecoin, Polygon gain up to 6%

New Delhi: Crypto markets moved higher on Friday after upbeat US economic data. However, thin trading volumes capped the gains.

Bitcoin held near the $17,000 mark and Ethereum was comfortable above the $1,200 level, while altcoins outperformed their larger peers.

Top crypto tokens were trading higher. Dogecoin rallied 6%, leading the gainers. Cardano was 3% up, XRP, Polygon and Litecoin added 2% each, whereas Solana was the sole loser among altcoins.

The global cryptocurrency market cap was trading marginally higher, around $815 billion, rising less than a per cent in the last 24 hours. The total trading volume increased by 16% to $29.47 billion.

Expert take
“Bitcoin continued to consolidate on Thursday after the third-quarter GDP data from the US came upwardly revised to 3.2% from the previously reported 2.9%,” said Edul Patel, CEO and Co-Founder of Mudrex.

“Bitcoin has been trading between $16,500 and $17,000 since November. In order for it to experience an upward trend, it must maintain a value above $16,800. Ethereum managed to stay above the $1,200 level,” he added.

Global updates
FTX sought a US bankruptcy court’s help amid a battle over ownership of about $450 million worth of stock in Robinhood Markets, according to a filing Thursday.

Known cryptocurrency payments to ransomware hackers ‘totaled a mere $16 million, compared to nearly $74 million USD in 2021,’ blockchain intelligence firm Crystal Blockchain says.

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