Cryptocurrency prices: Bitcoin surges above $21,000 while Ether, Dogecoin and Shiba Inu fall

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Bitcoin — the world’s largest and most popular virtual currency — maintained ground above $21,000. Bitcoin rose almost one percent to $21,830.6. Its market value stood at $421.5 billion.

Major cryptocurrencies traded mixed on Monday amid  positive trends in global equities. The global crypto market cap stood at $1.07 trillion with a volume of $71.1 billion in the past 24 hours.

Bitcoin — the world’s largest and most popular virtual currency — maintained ground above $21,000. Bitcoin rose almost one percent to $21,830.6. Its market value stood at $421.5 billion. The trade volume was at $37.2 billion. The token has climbed 10.9 in the past seven days.

Ethererum or Ether — the second largest virtual currency — fell 1.4 percent to $1,737.3 with a market capitalisation of $215.1 billion. The trade volume of Ethereum was $13.3 billion in the last 24 hours. Ethereum has surged 11.9 percent.

Meme-based virtual currency Dogecoin was 1.9 percent down with a trading volume of $343.9 million. Shiba Inu was trading almost a percent lower while Solana was trading 0.9 percent higher at $35.4 billion.

On domestic front, Indian equity indices — BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 — are expected to open in green tracing gains across global markets.