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Bitcoin retains $65K after Elon Musk sell-off sees BTC pass Tesla market cap


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Bitcoin (BTC) held $65,000 throughout Nov. 8 as main positive aspects appeared unfazed by Tesla (TSLA) inventory shedding 5% on the Wall Road open. 

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Bitcoin beats Tesla by market cap

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD down round $900 at $65,500 after hitting highs of $66,433 on Bitstamp.

In a single day success was tapered by the information that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would promote 10% of his Tesla holdings — worth around $23 billion — just because Twitter customers voted for him to take action.

TSLA 1-hour candle chart. Supply: TradingView

Markets reacted cautiously, with TSLA initially opening at $1,150 after closing Nov. 5 at $1,221 earlier than a modest restoration ensued. 

Other than being 9 months to the day that Tesla bought $1.5 billion of Bitcoin for its steadiness sheet, the transfer from Musk produced an unintended consequence — Bitcoin passed Tesla by market cap.

Firm market cap rankings as of Nov. 8. Supply:

“If the objective is diversification, an alternate technique to think about is changing the TSLA steadiness sheet to a Bitcoin Normal and buying $25 billion in BTC,” Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, in the meantime responded to Musk’s resolution.

“That might ship diversification, inflation safety, & extra upside for all buyers in a tax environment friendly method.”

It stays unclear what Musk will do with the proceeds of the inventory sale, which he says can be his solely taxable occasion as he receives no wage from Tesla.

Crypto market cap copies Ethereum all-time highs 

Main altcoins, in the meantime, have been dominated by new all-time highs for Ether (ETH) whereas different tokens noticed flat each day progress.

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ETH/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

The largest altcoin by market cap hit $4,768 whereas different tokens noticed flat each day progress, serving to propel the general crypto market cap past $3 trillion for the primary time.

By comparability, the cap in November final yr was simply $400 billion.

“$3 trillion remains to be not a lot in comparison with different markets,” Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe in the meantime argued.

“The true acceleration of this cycle remains to be prepared to return.”