Ethereum Hits $1.5 Billion Market Cap amid Bitcoin Surge

Amidst all of the Bitcoin craze, people would almost forget Ethereum is doing extremely well at the same time. Unlike most alternative currencies, the price of Ethereum is not linked to the Bitcoin price it seems. Both cryptocurrencies are reaching an impressive market cap, and one Ether surpassed the US$19 value.

Ethereum is proving to be one of the most resilient cryptocurrencies since Bitcoin was created. Other alternative currencies, such as Litecoin, are usually subject to a value decline when the Bitcoin price goes up. But this time, things are very different, albeit there is still a small loss in value for LTC to be noted.

Ethereum Market Cap Goes Up Significantly

Looking over the statistics at leading altcoin exchange Poloniex, it is clear nearly every alternative cryptocurrency is seeing a value increase at the same time as Bitcoin. Especially Ethereum is seeing a significant value increase, as the price per Ether has surpassed the US$19 valuation. Moreover, the market cap for this alternative cryptocurrency has surpassed the US$1.5bn market cap for the very first time.

Following a very similar path to Bitcoin, Ethereum’s market cap has increased by nearly 35% over the past

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