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Bitcoin and Ethereum extended gains on Tuesday afternoon in Asia along with almost all other non-stablecoin top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. XRP was the biggest winner, rising nearly 4.8% in the last 24 hours.

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Fast facts

  • Bitcoin rose 0.16% in the last 24 hours to trade at US$16,882 at 4p.m. Hong Kong time and Ether gained 0.17% to trade at US$1,222, according to CoinMarketCap
  • XRP increased 4.77% and was trading at US$0.368, while Cardano rose 1.67% to US$0.2638 in the last 24 hours. Polygon strengthened 1.77% to trade at US$0.8139.
  • Dogecoin slipped 0.79% in the last 24 hours to trade at US$0.07501.
  • Asian markets strengthened on Tuesday following China’s announcement that inbound travelers will no longer need to quarantine from Jan.8. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.98% and Shenzhen Component gained 1.16% while markets in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia were closed for the Christmas holiday. 
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.16% at Tuesday’s close. Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that it will require Chinese visitors to present a negative Covid-19 test.
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