Last week it was Bitcoin (BTC). And now fellow crypto heavyweight Ethereum (ETH) looks set to join BTC at all-time highs:
The second most popular crypto has risen 21.3% in the past week alone — a faster rate than bitcoin’s rise. At time of writing, it is valued at AU$485 and honing in fast on the key AU$505 level.
Notably, the price change seems, at least in part, driven by enthusiastic trading in South Korea.
I’m not sure if the current global tensions with North Korea have anything to do with the recent enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies in South Korea, but the trading volumes here have certainly exploded in recent months.
Take Ripple (XRP) for example…
While the price of XRP was increasing strongly off of last week, more than 70% of its trade volume was being transacted on South Korean exchanges.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Monero (XMR) have seen similar volume spikes from South Korean exchanges in the last two weeks. Big price rises supported by huge South Korean trading volumes.
Elsewhere, prices across the crypto board have continued to rise over the past 24 hours….
Litecoin Price: $82.08 +2.57%
Bitcoin Price: AU$5,746 +3.91%
Ethereum Price: $424.36 +3.71%
Ripple Price: $0.2877 +4.39%
Bitcoin Cash Price: $735.39 +6.68%
Dash Price: $466.17 +3.71%
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