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Bitcoin Breaks $8,000

Refresh time:2019-05-15

Monday, May 13 —  Following a solid to break above the $7,400 mark earlier today, bitcoin (BTC) has broken $8,000, with all top-20 cryptocurrencies trading in the green.

BTC is trading around $8,013 at press time, up over 13% on the day.Bitcoin’s weekly gains are now at around 38.88%.

Ethereum (ETH) has seen an increase of 7.57% in the last 24 hours. The second largest cryptocurrency is trading at $202.65 at press time. The altcoin’s weekly chart shows gains of over 15%.

Ripple (XRP) is seeing slightly less significant daily gains, up 5.16% on the day to trade around $0.327 at press time. The altcoin saw a jump to as high as $0.335, marking its weekly high point. On the week, XRP is up by modest 7.94%.

Apart from bitcoin, bitcoin cash (BCH), binance coin (BNB), IOTA (MIOTA), Tezos (XTZ), and Ontology (ONT) have also reported double-digit gains, from 10% to 17%, according to CoinMarketCap.
Total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is around $234 billion at press time –– up from around $209 billion at the beginning of the day.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-breaks-8-000-for-first-time-since-july-2018-stocks-and-oil-report-losses