Ether Touches $500B Market Cap for First Time, Overtaking JPMorgan and Visa

The milestone came as ether hit an all-time high of over $4,370.

AccessTimeIconMay 12, 2021 at 11:10 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:47 p.m. UTC

Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, passed the market cap milestone of $500 billion Wednesday morning.

  • Ether's total value climbed as high as $505 billion before pulling back slightly, according to CoinMarketCap data, surpassing financial behemoths JPMorgan ($480 billion) and Visa ($496 billion).
  • The milestone came as the cryptocurrency's price hit an all-time high of $4,371, per CoinDesk 20 data.
  • At press time, ETH is priced at $4,262 with a market cap of $493.65 billion.
  • Bitcoin (BTC) passed the $500 billion milestone in late December 2020 before hitting $1 trillion in February 2021. So ether's market cap is now approaching the 50% mark of bitcoin's.
  • Greg Magadini, CEO of Genesis Volatility, has described a $1 trillion ETH market cap as a "no brainer."

Read more about

DISCLOSURE

Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Trending

1
CoinDesk - Unknown
NFT Platforms Should Be Caught by EU Money-Laundering Overhaul, Lawmakers Say

Unhosted wallets and decentralized finance were left largely unscathed by two landmark crypto laws agreed to last week, but left-wing lawmakers may seek another go as they discuss dirty-money rules.

CoinDesk - Unknown
2
CoinDesk - Unknown
Bitcoin se recupera y supera los $19K; Nomura advierte de una recesión en EE. UU. y Reino Unido

Nomura escribió acerca de una recesión en la eurozona, el Reino Unido y Asia Pacífico, lo que podría influir en los precios de las criptomonedas.

CoinDesk - Unknown
3
CoinDesk - Unknown
Argentinos se refugian en stablecoins durante el fin de semana tras dimisión del ministro de Economía

Los principales exchanges del país informaron que los usuarios compraron hasta tres veces más criptomonedas estables que durante un fin de semana normal, en medio una crisis económica en ciernes.

CoinDesk - Unknown
4
CoinDesk - Unknown
Polkadot Builder Parity Technologies Adds 3 Execs to Leadership Team

The new executives joining Parity are Eran Barak (COO), Peter Ruchatz (CMO) and Fahmi Syed (CFO)

CoinDesk - Unknown