Kaspa (KAS) price soars to new all-time high amid spike in hashrate

Kaspa (KAS) price soars to new all-time high amid spike in hashrate

By Benson Toti - min read
  • Kaspa (KAS) price rose to $0.092917, a new all-time high.
  • Meanwhile, Bitcoin hit highs of $36,800 and Ethereum breached $2,000 amid BlackRock related sentiment.

Kaspa (KAS) price soared to a new all-time high on November 9 as the bullish momentum across the crypto market pushed most altcoins past key resistance areas.

As Bitcoin hit prices above $36,800 and Ethereum crossed the $2,000 mark, Kaspa’s native token skyrocketed from around $0.070986 to hit the all-time high of $0.092917.

Why is Kaspa price sharply up today?

The price of KAS has slipped after the ATH, currently trading around $0.086249 as profit taking across crypto follows the price spikes. However, KAS/USD is still 21% up in the past 24 hours, with the outlook for this proof-of-work cryptocurrency likely to strengthen to the upside.

This is because the proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain project tapped several positive catalysts in recent weeks. The latest is an integration with the OKX Wallet, which adds to other such collaborations with crypto platform Poloniex, Bybit and Coinone.

Also notable is the official listing of KAS on CoinMarketCap. Kaspa bulls have been quick to note the development, setting in motion speculation over whether major crypto exchange Binance is looking to add trading support for the token.

Such a move is likely to increase the buy pressure for KAS, as Kaspa’s fair launch means exchanges have to buy off the market to get the liquidity needed before listing.

Another signal of an upward trajectory is the network strength for this GHOSTDAG protocol.

According to on-chain data, the network’s hashrate jumped to a new all-time high of 54.96 PH/s. Kaspas Genesis Block launched on November 7, 2021, meaning the spike in hashrate comes as the blockchain platform celebrates two years of steady development.