Almost every major cryptocurrency not named bitcoin is falling

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Bitcoin has been taking traders on a wild, highly volatile ride on Thursday.

The cryptocurrency rocketed past $16,000 early Thursday, just hours after clearing $15,000 and about 12 hours after hitting $14,000. On some exchanges, bitcoin was trading above $19,000 on Thursday. Crypto exchange Coinbase showed a $3,000 per coin jump on Thursday before the site went down amid “record high traffic.” It is now showing a price closer to $16,000. Data from Markets Insider show the price hitting an all-time high of $16,623,64 per coin.

As bitcoin price fluctuates wildly, other cryptocurrencies like ethereum and litecoin are falling. Here’s the scoreboard as of 1:06PM ET.

Ethereum -1.49% at $416.80
Litecoin -5.69% at $90.86
Bitcoin cash -6.79% at $1,258.16
Dash -2.66% at $648.94
Monero -3.53% at $245.04
Ripple -4.13% at $0.21
Track the price of all the major cryptocurrencies in real time here.

SEE ALSO: Bitcoin tops $15,000 – 12 hours after clearing $14,000

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Source:: Business Insider

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