Bitcoin's Huge Surge Pushes Crypto Market Cap to $1.19T, the Highest Since June

Bitcoin’s massive rally has helped get it there, even as the industry faces a regulatory crackdown.

AccessTimeIconApr 4, 2023 at 5:03 p.m. UTC
Updated Apr 4, 2023 at 6:11 p.m. UTC

The total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies has climbed to the highest level since June, helped by bitcoin’s (BTC) massive 70% rally to begin the year.

The rise in overall crypto wealth stands out because it coincides with the industry facing one of the strongest crackdowns in its history. Despite that bleak regulatory outlook, the market cap for digital assets has risen to $1.19 trillion, according to data from CoinMarketCap. The figure stood at about $800 billion at the beginning of 2023.


Bitcoin’s share of the overall market has risen amid the surge. Its so-called dominance hit a nine-month high of 45.5% last month as the cryptocurrency posted its best quarterly performance in two years and turned into one of the top-performing major assets in the world.

April has historically been a good month for BTC, so there’s precedent for the rally to continue. Bitcoin has gained in six of the past 10 Aprils, returning 17% on average, according to data from Matrixport.

Edited by Nick Baker.


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Lyllah Ledesma

Lyllah Ledesma is a CoinDesk Markets reporter currently based in Europe. She holds bitcoin, ether and small amounts of other crypto assets.

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