Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (BTC) came within a whisker of its record high on Tuesday.

The cryptocurrency market leader grew 2% in the last 24 hours to sit around $63,650 at the time of writing (7am UK).

It topped $64k at one point on Tuesday, just a few hundred dollars short of its all-time record price, set it April. It is 15% up in a week.

Binance Coin (BNB) dropped 2% in the last 24 hours after solid gains in previous days.

The crypto created by exchange Binance, which aims to become the infrastructure services provider for the entire blockchain ecosystem, sits at $485 yet is 11% up over seven days.

Smart contract blockchain platform Ethereum, the world’s second most valuable crypto, was static around $3,830 and is 11% up in a week. ETH’s all-time high – around $4,200 – remains within reach.

Solana (SOL) and Cardano (ADA) dropped 2% apiece to $155 and $2.10, leaving them 6% up and static respectively over the last seven days.

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Ripple’s XRP remains at $1.10 for a second consecutive 24-hour period and is also where it was this time last week.

Polkadot (DOT) also barely moved to stay around $41.30 yet remains 21% up over seven days thanks to a big leap last week.

Meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE) shed 3% to below 24.5 cents, which puts it 10% up over seven days.

The overall market cap of the almost 12,900 coins rose 0.9% in the last 24 hours to $2.52 trillion.

To see how the valuations of the biggest movers and shakers – and main coins – have changed over the last few days, click here.

For valuations of the top 250 coins by market cap (updated every 15 minutes), their market cap plus 24-hour price change and volume traded, see below.