Bitcoin and Ethereum showed growth for the first time after a sharp drop in late January
The bitcoin (BTC) exchange rate rose by 4% on February 8. And rising at the moment to $44,733 in a pair to the Tether USD (USDT) stablecoin on the Binance exchange. Our experts note that BTC last traded above $44,000 on January 24.
The second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum (ETH) also updated its two-week high at $2.44 thousand, adding more than 3% to its price over the day. The current year’s high for Ethereum was reached on January 12 at $2719 amid investors’ expectations of U.S. regulators’ approval of spot ETFs for Ethereum. And applications for which were submitted by BlackRock, Grayscale and Fidelity Investments.
Now the jump in the price of ETH also came amid the filing of an updated joint ETF application from 21 Shares and Ark Invest, managed by Katie Wood. The document, in particular, updated data on the redemption mechanism for units of the future ETF. And information about the possibility of placing the fund’s coins in staking in external services.
The latter fact caused a sharp growth of tokens of staking services. Thus, the rate of LDO token from the largest staking service Lido jumped by 7% at the moment. And when news of Ark Invest’s updated bid hit the terminals. LDO is among the top 40 largest crypto assets by capitalization with a market cap of over $2.5 billion. According to the official website, Lido hosts $23 billion worth of ETH coins at the current exchange rate.
Other coins from the top 10 by capitalization also rose in price over the past 24 hours. The Solana (SOL) token rose more than 6% over the day, while BNB from Binance, Cardano (ADA), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ripple’s XRP rose in price by 3 to 9%.
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