Cryptocurrency prices today were mixed with Bitcoin trading below the $23,000 mark. A bout of jitters in global markets over deepening US-China tensions weighed on cryptocurrencies, pushing Bitcoin lower for a fourth day.

The world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was trading slightly lower at $22,802. The global crypto market capitalization passed the $1 trillion mark today, even though it was down more than 1% in the last 24 hours to $1.1 trillion, according to CoinGecko.

On the other hand, Ether, the coin linked to the Ethereum blockchain and the second largest cryptocurrency, rose more than one percent to $1,612. Meanwhile, dogecoin price was trading down nearly 2% today at $0.06, while Shiba Inu gained slightly to $0.000012.

The performance of other crypto prices today was also mixed as XRP, Solana, BNB, Litecoin, Stellar, Chainlink, Tether, Polkadot, Tron prices traded lower over the past 24 hours, while Avalanche, Apecoin, Uniswap, Polygon were winning.

“Given that BTC has been trading sideways this week, it is likely that it could soon extend its gains. The second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, has bounced off its support level at $1,500 and is trading at above the $1600 level. If the buyers can hold it there, we could see ETH surge towards the 1700 area in the next few hours,” said Edul Patel, CEO and co-founder of Mudrex. .

US crypto firm Nomad has been hit by a $190 million theft, blockchain researchers said on Tuesday, the latest such heist to hit the digital asset industry this year. Crypto analytics firm PeckShield told Reuters that $190 million worth of user cryptocurrencies were stolen, including ether and stablecoin USDC. Other blockchain researchers have put the figure at over $150 million.

Nomad, which raised $22 million last week from investors including major US exchange Coinbase Global, makes software that connects different blockchains – the digital ledgers that underpin most cryptocurrencies. The heist targeted Nomad’s “bridge” – a tool that allows users to transfer tokens between blockchains.

In other news, the New York State financial regulator has fined the crypto arm of Robinhood Markets Inc $30 million for alleged violations of anti-money laundering, cybersecurity and anti-money laundering rules. consumer protection, Reuters reported, saying Robinhood Crypto failed to devote enough resources to addressing compliance and cybersecurity risks.

(With agency contributions)

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