Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) reached new all-time high price levels Tuesday following a great year for the cryptocurrency market.
What Happened: Ethereum breached $3,500 for the first time earlier Tuesday, according to CoinMarketCap data.
The coin's price reached a high of $3,519 after increasing by over 13% from its 24-hour low of $3,114, before settling at $3,267.41 as of press time.
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At Tuesday's high of $407 billion, Ethereum's market cap also crossed that of Walmart, Mastercard, Home Depot and Nvidia.
The cryptocurrency market overall recently reached a valuation of $2.3 trillion, larger than the market capitalization of any company and possibly any asset except for gold.
Earlier Tuesday, Dogecoin's market cap reached nearly $54.45 billion — higher than the market caps of Ford Motor (NYSE: F) and Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC). And that's a crypto asset the creator of which did not expect to go anywhere, as he showed when he sold all of his holdings for enough to buy a used Honda Civic in 2015.
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