Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) has surpassed the $72,000 mark, outperforming the global silver market with a market capitalisation of $1.41 trillion.

This achievement ranks Bitcoin as the eighth largest asset globally, above significant corporations but still below gold's $14.7 trillion market cap.

The cryptocurrency's market value now represents 9.59% of gold's, demonstrating Bitcoin's growing prominence in the financial landscape.

Unlike other top assets, Bitcoin operates without corporate or government backing, highlighting its unique position in the market.