Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin rises over 4%; Ethereum, Dogecoin & Litecoin gain up to 18.7%

World’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin was trading over 4% higher today. The price of Bitcoin rose 4.63% to $68,351 on Coinmarketcap. Market cap of the cryptocurrency reached $1,288.07 billion.

Currently, the global crypto market cap stands at $2.94 trillion, an increase of 3.21%. Other cryptocurrencies were also trading in the green.

Ethereum gained 1.66% to $4,808 and Dogecoin was trading 4.08% higher at $0.2837. Digital token Stellar climbed 3.56% to $0.3817 and XRP rose 0.01% to $1.27.

Litecoin zoomed 18.71% to $246.43 and Uniswap was trading 3.31% higher at $26.65.

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.