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In recent days, the cryptocurrency realm has drawn considerable investor attention due to the notable price movements observed in Bitcoin (BTC or XBX), the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization. The remarkable surge in Bitcoin’s value has been particularly noteworthy, with its price surpassing the $72,000 threshold on Monday, solidifying its position as one of the most valuable assets globally.

As a result, cryptocurrency emerged as a significant component of the global asset landscape. Bitcoin’s market capitalization reached $1.409 trillion, propelling it to become the 8th most valuable asset class, surpassing silver in terms of valuation.

In fact, Bitcoin’s price was escalating at a pace that could potentially lead it to surpass the market capitalization of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), the parent company of Google. The successful introduction of several spot Bitcoin ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) played a significant role in driving the surge in Bitcoin’s price. These investment vehicles simplify the process for institutional investors to invest in Bitcoin in a regulated manner, offering greater convenience.

In this scenario, it’s inevitable that investors will examine publicly traded companies with strong ties to Bitcoin. One such company worth monitoring is Bullet Blockchain Inc. (OTC: BULT), renowned for its innovative approach to SaaS (software as a service) and software development, with a focus on blockchain and Bitcoin ATM technology. On January 9, the company made headlines with the successful completion of its acquisition of a network comprising 40 Bitcoin ATMs in South Florida.

The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Rubin, also addressed the development. He emphasized that South Florida represented a pivotal market and a substantial element of Bullet Blockchain’s broader growth strategy. This acquisition not only extended the company’s footprint to two states but also underscored its ambition for rapid expansion. Rubin emphasized that Georgia was the second state where the company had installed 10 Bitcoin ATMs during their initial phase, with plans for deploying and branding an additional 30 Bitcoin ATMs.

Litecoin (COIN: LTC) stands as a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open-source software initiative distributed under the MIT/X11 license. Originating in October 2011, Litecoin was one of the pioneering altcoins, drawing inspiration from Bitcoin. Technically, the Litecoin main chain closely resembles a slightly modified version of the Bitcoin codebase. Surpassing the $100 mark, a significant resistance level, occurred on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Tether (USDT): Tether maintains its coins at a steady value of $1 each, making it a stablecoin. This stability is achieved through its peg to a specific asset, the U.S. dollar. Widely employed as an intermediary currency in cryptocurrency dealings, Tether enables smooth transitions between various digital assets without the need to revert to fiat currency. However, concerns persist regarding the security of Tether’s backing, with doubts arising over its dependence on short-term unsecured debt instead of a reserve of dollars.