Bitcoin Price Rings in the New Year Above $13,500 as Ripple Stumbles

The cryptocurrency markets rang in the new year on a high note, with the majority of coins and tokens in the top 100 posting moderate gains against the US dollar. The bitcoin price, though still far from its all-time high, rose above $13,550. Ethereum, meanwhile, took the first step toward reclaiming the second spot in the rankings from ripple, which was one of the few cryptocurrencies to post a single-day decline. Against this backdrop, the cryptocurrency market cap once again floated above the $600 billion mark and currently sits at…

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