After being red in losses for most of this week, the crypto price charts seem to be jumping back to health at a gradual pace. Bitcoin on Friday, May 20, opened trading at $31,728 (roughly Rs. 24.5 lakh) with minor gains of 2.60 percent as per Indian exchange Coinswitch Kuber. Gains of over three percent also added to Bitcoin values on international exchanges. Its price currently stands around $30,140 (roughly Rs. 23 lakh) on exchanges such as Binance and CoinMarketCap.
As for now, both of the top two cryptocurrencies are a long way from their last All Time Highs of $67,567 (roughly Rs. 52 lakh) and $4,812 (roughly Rs. 3.75 lakh) that they respectively attained in November last year.
The overall market cap of the crypto sector stands at $1.27 trillion (roughly Rs. 9,90,70,706 crore) as per CoinMarketCap.
More investments are coming to the crypto sector, despite its recent slowdown.
In a bid to accelerate research and development in this consumer-centric industry, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has pledged a fund of $600 million (roughly Rs. 4,661 crore).
In its recent ‘State of Crypto’ report, a16z had acknowledged that the route for growth for the crypto sector is tough. Despite the coming turbulent days, the firm has been opening floodgates of investments in the crypto and blockchain-based sectors.
Meta has also filed for a patent to operate ‘Meta Pay’, a crypto-supporting online payments service.