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  • Business - Economy
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2021

Ethereum Blows Past $2,000 For The First Time

Ethereum Blows Past $2,000 For The First Time

Ether, the world's second largest cryptocurrency, surged above the $2000 milestone to a new record high of $2,036 (N973, 208).

The new milestone was reached just a few hours after Binance, the largest exchange by volumes globally, temporarily suspended Ethereum trades due to demand that caused congestion on the exchange.

READ MORE: Binance Coin Becomes Third Largest Cryptocurrency In Seven Days

"ETH hitting $2000 validates that scalability, applications around DeFi and NFTs are hitting hockey stick growth, and it is proving itself to be the leader in creating decentralized applications," said Paul Veradittakit, a partner at crypto VC firm Pantera Capital.

Ether has gained 175 percent year-to-date, much higher than Bitcoin's 91 percent gain, reaching a market cap of over $229 billion

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