The top two cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, bitcoin and ether, have continued their respective rallies, setting fresh record highs today.
Soon before press time, the price of 1 BTC had set a new record of $8,470.73.
The sharp gains come as the combined market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies also peaks at new highs – currently standing at $267.6 billion. Bitcoin's market cap is now over $141 billion.
Elsewhere in the cryptocurrency markets, ether also continues to set new highs.
The native token of the ethereum project soared to $485.19 around 01:30 UTC this morning. Currently the token stands at $464, up 12 percent for the day and 39 percent for the last 7 days, also according to CoinMarketCap data.