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Global Cryptocurrency Market Cap Passes $3 Trillion According to CoinGecko

A leading price valuation website for cryptocurrencies, CoinGecko.com, shows that as of this writing at 5:30am ET on Tuesday, Oct. 9, the global market capitalization for the crypto industry remained higher than the $3 trillion level. The total crypto market cap has not dipped below that threshold since Bloomberg first reported the breakthrough move earlier Monday.

Significant milestone breached

This marks the first time total crypto sector valuations have broken that barrier since blockchain technology was conceptualized and Bitcoin was named in the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper published in 2008. 

Are these data valid?

Regarding the validity of these data on its website, CoinGecko has a statement under its methodology page that reads, “CoinGecko provides a wide variety of data on many different crypto assets. All data that we receive/query from various sources are put through CoinGecko’s various algorithms that verifies the integrity of the data.”

According to the site, top-ranked cryptocurrency – Bitcoin – was up nearly 8 percent over the preceding 24-hour window to more than $66,000 creating a market capitalization of $1.24 trillion all on its own. The second-ranked coin by market cap – Ethereum – set a new all-time high today at more than $4,793 per coin, pushing its total market cap to more than $565 billion.

As a cross-reference, CoinMarketCap currently pegs the total crypto space valuation at $2.95 trillion.

On the Flipside:

  • Different exchanges have different data feeds and verification algorithms. That’s why CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap have different total market cap valuations. 
  • However both exchanges are trending in the same direction.

Why You Should Care:

  • This is an exciting time for crypto where bulls and hodlers are validated.

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    Tor Constantino is a former journalist, consultant and current corporate comms executive with an MBA degree and 25+ years of experience - writing about cryptocurrencies and blockchain since 2017. His writing has appeared across the web on Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, CEOWorld and Yahoo!. Tor's views are his own and do not reflect those of his current employer.