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Bitcoin Hits New Yearly High, Other Top Coins Shoot Upwards, Too

The world’s number one cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), rallied to a new yearly high today, though it was outperformed by four other coins in the top 10 in the last 24 hours.

Bitcoin is currently (14:25 UTC) trading at 12,157. It’s up by nearly 3% in the last 24 hours and nearly 2% in the last week. Within several minutes after reaching the new high, it had started correcting lower, maintaining position just above USD 12,140.

Just a week ago, it hit USD 12,037, following a similar daily increase.

Prior to that, on August 2, it went to USD 12,041, and then crashed by USD 800 in minutes.

Meanwhile, the second coin by market capitalization and one of the best-performing crypto assets this year, ethereum (ETH), remains largely unchanged in a day and is up by 1% in a week, trading at USD 428.

At the same time, four other coins have outperformed bitcoin today: XRP, litecoin (LTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), and bitcoin SV (BSV) have increased between 4.6% and 2.6% during the last 24 hours.

The whole market capitalization is up by 2.37%, to USD 387.16 billion, while Bitcoin dominance stands at almost 58%.

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