The bitcoin rate updated its maximum for nine months, rising above $27 thousand to $27.08 thousand. The price of the asset overcame the mark of $27 thousand for the first time since June 13, 2022. According to CoinGecko, at 18:10 Moscow time, the coin is trading at $26.4 thousand, its value increased by 6.2% per day, writes RBC Crypto.
Over the past 24 hours, the first cryptocurrency has risen in price by $1.7 thousand. On the morning of March 17, its price exceeded $26 thousand after the opening of trading in the markets of Singapore and Hong Kong. During the day, the value of the asset fell to $25.7 thousand, and then began to grow again.
Leading altcoins also rose in price. The price of Ethereum (ETH) rose by 5.5% to $1.74 thousand, the value of BNB (BNB) rose by 7.2% to $334, Polygon (MATIC) — by 5.1% to $1.19. Ripple (XRP) rose by 3.9% to $0.378, Cardano (ADA) by 4.2% to $0.339.
During the day, 43.3 thousand positions of traders were liquidated on crypto exchanges for a total of $159 million. data Coinglass, 76% of them were short. Orders with bitcoin accounted for $87 million, with Ethereum – $30 million. The largest forced closing of a position occurred on the Bitmex exchange in the XBT/USD pair – for $4.74 million.
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