Why Cryptocurrencies Are Rocketing Higher Today
Cryptocurrencies and related assets were doing a fine job getting over the hump of Hump Day. As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, many of the leading cryptos were trading higher; some were even up by double-digit percentages -- take a bow, Dogecoin (CRYPTO:DOGE), with your 10%-plus rise.
As for the better-reputed cryptos, Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) was more than 6% higher on the day, while Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) enjoyed an 8.5% gain. On the related assets side, Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ:RIOT) and Bit Digital (NASDAQ:BTBT), to name two stocks, were both up by around 13%.
No single factor appears to be responsible for this rally, which is broad and extensive. As with the equity markets, which dived on Monday but have since marched higher, investors seem to be taking advantage of recent crypto price swoons.
High-profile crypto bull Elon Musk might also be an influence. Wednesday afternoon in a cryptocurrency conference, the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO admitted that he personally owns Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum. Tesla and Musk's space exploration venture SpaceX also hold Bitcoin.
In fact, next to Tesla and SpaceX, Bitcoin …
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