Bitcoin (BTC) started the week with a new jump that took it to exceed $ 60,000 once again. The leading crypto currency withstood the difficult barrier over the weekend, and last night surpassed the level it held until today morning when it slightly receded. As of press time, the price of BTC is $ 59,908.
First, the Galaxy Digital firm, led by Mike Novogratz, submitted the required documentation to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to start a new exchange-traded Bitcoin fund. The request for an ETF comes a week after Grayscale does the same, suggesting mounting pressure on the regulator to make way for digital assets on Wall Street.
The other news of the day has to do, once again, with Micro Strategy. The software company headed by Michael Saylor announced that it would start paying its board of directors in BTC. The firm, the largest in the ecosystem, accumulates almost 100,000 BTC in its reserves (about 6 billion dollars).
The altcoin market also presented encouraging numbers at the start of the week. Ethereum (ETH), despite not showing growth in the last 24 hours, managed to settle above USD 2,100 during the weekend, and at the close of this publication its price is USD 2,125.
The main protagonist of the day, once again, was the native Binance token. After a jump of more than 16%, Binance Coin (BNB) reached USD 573. Cardano (ADA) also grew, although only by 3.6%, which took it to USD 1.29.
XRP, Polkadot (DOT), and Litecoin (LTC) are down 1% to 3%, trading at $ 1.35, $ 40.19, and $ 245 respectively.