The global cryptocurrency market cap recovered above US$2 trillion since dropping below the mark in mid-February, in a US$200 billion 12-hour run. 

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Fast facts

  • Bitcoin’s price jumped over US$2,000 in a 10-minute window from 6:30 am HKT Tuesday to mark a ceiling of US$44,198 before tracing down to US$43,421, as of press time.
  • Bitcoin is up 15.6% in the past 24 hours.
  • The price action coincided with historically neutral Switzerland’s announcement that it would impose sanctions on Russia.
  • The invasion of Ukraine triggered a sudden sell-off in traditional and crypto markets, but Bitcoin has taken on new roles such as donations and forms of exchange when banking services have been limited.
  • Terra saw the largest gains among the crypto top 10, gaining 25% in that time frame, overtaking Cardano and Solana to take the seventh position based on market cap.
  • Terra has been on a price surge and is trading up almost 90% of what it was just over a week ago, trading at US$90.81 at press time.

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