Bitcoin Holding Steady Over $20K, Ether Is Flat, Dogecoin Soars

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Bitcoin (BTC) drooped but was still trading comfortably over $20,000 as investors chewed over a surprising gain in the latest U.S. GDP report. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that gross domestic product rose 2.6% in the third quarter, instead of the projected 2.4% gain. The increase followed two consecutive declines that, according to traditional definitions, placed the economy in a recession and suggested the contraction would heighten. Central bankers have been trying to tame inflation without casting the economy into a steep recession. The latest GDP suggested their monetary hawkishness has yet to have a full impact. On Tuesday BTC topped $20,000 for the first time since Oct. 5.

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