Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, is taking a breather after a dramatic increase in recent days that saw it hit its highest levels of the year. The price of the digital currency was practically unchanged at USD47,284, down around 0.4 percent. So far in 2022 (year-to-date or YTD), the world's largest and most popular cryptocurrency is up roughly 2 percent. It's down around 30 percent from its all-time high of about USD69,000 set in November of last year.
On the other hand, Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value and tied to the Ethereum blockchain, remained unchanged at USD3,375. Meanwhile, the price of dogecoin has dropped over 3 percent to USD0.14, while the price of Shiba Inu has down over 1 percent to USD0.000027.
Other digital tokens' performance was varied, with Polygon, Litecoin, Stellar, Cardano, and Uniswap falling in the last 24 hours while Terra and Solana rose. Meanwhile, according to CoinGecko, the worldwide cryptocurrency market capitalization was above USD2 trillion even as it dipped to USD2.21 trillion, a change of more than 1 percent in the last 24 hours.