Momentum in the crypto market recently reached a new velocity. This has been highlighted by young stock investors who have begun to wake up and realize the freedom-giving potential, power, and value of crypto. And it’s gone completely viral.

The Power of DOGE

Powered in part by the world’s favorite meme currency - Dogecoin (DOGE). From TikTok traders to Reddit stock investors, to the meme lord himself,  Elon Musk (CoinTelegraph), Dogecoin has been trending everywhere. Investors have been rushing in with the hope that Dogecoin will one day be worth a dollar.

Whether or not DOGE will be worth a dollar, we’re not sure. It’s a hopeful and risky prediction, but we do know that Dogecoin is serving as a gateway to the entire crypto market. Bitcoin (BTC) has also served this purpose in the past, as investors usually make their initial investment into Bitcoin, and then learn more about other digital assets and begin to diversify. DOGE opens the door to a whole new financial marketplace, free from the limitations of Wall Street, open 24/7, and is so early in its infancy that it still has investors feel as though they are joining a blossoming movement.

The Rise of Ethereum

DOGE wasn’t the only star of this week - Ethereum (ETH) hit a new all-time high, finally breaking through $1,500 and hitting a high of over $1,700. Ethereum traded under $100 in 2020, showing phenomenal strength and growth. The rapid rise of Ethereum and DeFi, as well as other smart contract platforms such as Polkadot, Avalanche, and Algorand, sparked what many are considering the first alt-season of 2021.

Ethereum's performance, though, also brought about record gas fees for transactions taking place on the network (DeCrypt). The price of gas has left many to speculate whether Ethereum can keep up with its own growth and has given investors much excitement about the possibility of other assets, such as DOT, ADA, AVAX, ALGO, and more, grabbing up some of the market share.

Institutional Ambition

While Dogecoin and the unprecedented market rise has been fun, financial institutions and corporations are continuing to take crypto very seriously.

This week, Visa expanded their crypto ambitions by offering banks a pilot program to let their customers buy Bitcoin and other digital assets (CoinDesk). Major banks receiving and offering crypto will be a massive milestone for this industry as mass adoption of digital assets continues to increase.

Michael Saylor is hosting a virtual conference for 1,400 corporate leaders to learn how to add Bitcoin to corporate portfolios and making the argument to invest in order to protect their balance sheets. It’s rumored that SpaceX will also be in attendance. Will we one day see a rocket go to space with the internet’s favorite Shiba on the side of it? Time will tell...

What’s clear for now is that the entire market cap of crypto has entered its own price discovery, breaking through $1.1 Trillion (CoinTelegraph). The surge has caused crypto adoption to skyrocket, and we’re just getting started.

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