AI-Linked Crypto Tokens Surge After Nvidia Sees 'Tipping Point'

AI tokens outperform the CoinDesk 20 index, as crypto traders bet on solid Nvidia earnings and outlook.

AccessTimeIconFeb 21, 2024 at 9:37 p.m. UTC
Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 9:56 p.m. UTC
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Giant chipmaker Nvidia (NVDA) beat its already lofty fourth-quarter earnings expectations, boosting the broader equity markets and artificial intelligence (AI) - related tokens.

Nvidia said on Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings per share were $5.16, beating the average analyst estimate of $4.59 per share, according to FactSet data. The chipmaker also posted revenue of $22.1 billion, which came in higher than Wall Street's expectation of $20.4 billion.

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  • AI Tokens surged after Nvidia's earnings. SingularityNet (AGIX) was up over 20%, while FetchAI's (FET) is up over 10%, and Render's (RNDR) is up 8%. The overall marketcap of AI tokens has surpassed $16.5 billion, according to CoinGecko data.

    In comparison, the CoinDesk 20 (CD20), a benchmark for the biggest and the most liquid cryptocurrencies, is down 2.7%.

    “Accelerated computing and generative AI have hit the tipping point. Demand is surging worldwide across companies, industries and nations,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

    Nvidia also forecast first-quarter revenue of $24 billion, beating analysts' estimate of $22.2 billion.

    The beat comes as shares of the maker of chips that have fueled the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution surged more than 200% over the last year, taking the market cap of the company to nearly $1.7 trillion at one point, topping the value of tech giants Amazon and Google. The rally has been so hot that Goldman Sachs even called it "the most important stock on planet earth."

    The shares of the chipmaker rose more than 7% in post-market trading on Wednesday, while S&P 500 futures gained 0.5% and bitcoin (BTC) was down 1.2%.

    UPDATE (Feb. 21, 23:40 UTC): Updates headline and story to reflect a surge in AI-linked token prices.

    Edited by Nick Baker.


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