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Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin trading higher; Ethereum, Stellar & XRP climb up to 2.6%

Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin trading higher; Ethereum, Stellar & XRP climb up to 2.6%

The price of Bitcoin rose 0.69% to $62,391 on Coinmarketcap.Market cap of the cryptocurrency reached $1,177 billion.

 Market cap of the cryptocurrency reached $1,177 billion. Currently, the global crypto market cap stands at $2.62 trillion, a rise of 1.63% over the last day Market cap of the cryptocurrency reached $1,177 billion. Currently, the global crypto market cap stands at $2.62 trillion, a rise of 1.63% over the last day

World's largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin was trading marginally higher today. The price of Bitcoin rose 0.69% to $62,391 on Coinmarketcap.Market cap of the cryptocurrency reached $1,177 billion.

Currently, the global crypto market cap stands at $2.62 trillion, a rise of 1.63% over the last day. Other cryptocurrencies were trading on a mixed note.  

Ethereum gained 1.78% to $4,195 and Dogecoin was trading 1.63% lower at $0.2648. Digital token Stellar rose 1.86% to $0.3867 and XRP rose 2.62% to $1.12.

Litecoin gained 0.98% to $195.16 and Uniswap was trading 0.62% higher at $26.47.

Of late, crypto prices have risen on the back of comments from billionaire Elon Musk and Ark Investment Management LLC's Cathie Wood. In late July, Elon Musk said Tesla was "most likely" to start accepting bitcoin as payment again. The comment helped the cryptocurrency race past the $30,000 level.

The electric carmaker said in May that it would no longer accept the cryptocurrency for purchases. It's been a wild ride for bitcoin the last three years.

The digital currency made its big Wall Street debut in December 2017, when the major futures exchanges rolled out Bitcoin futures. The attention drove Bitcoin to roughly $19,300, a then-unheard of price for the currency.