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Bitcoin barrels toward historic January as crypto market jumps by $280 bn

Bitcoin is set for its best January since 2013 on bets that monetary tightening and the crypto-sector crisis are both ebbing

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Joanna Ossinger | Bloomberg
Bitcoin is set for its best January since 2013 on bets that monetary tightening and the crypto-sector crisis are both ebbing.
The largest token is up 40 per cent since the turn of the year, a first-month gain bettered only twice before when crypto was in its infancy. Smaller coins like Solana, Axie Infinity and Decentraland have doubled in value, part of a $280 billion January climb in digital assets overall, CoinGecko figures show. Bitcoin retreated 2.5 per cent to $23,200 as of 11:37 am in London on Monday amid broad declines in risk assets. 

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First Published: Jan 30 2023 | 6:57 PM IST

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