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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have suddenly surged after a tumultuous week for crypto traders.

The bitcoin price has added around 7% over the last 24 hours, while ethereum, Binance’s BNB, Ripple’s XRP and dogecoin have climbed between 5% and 10%—pushing the combined crypto market value up by $200 billion since Wednesday.

The bitcoin and crypto market boost comes after technology giants Twitter and Amazon both revealed they’re taking cryptocurrencies more seriously, adding to an Elon Musk-fueled boost for bitcoin, ethereum and dogecoin prices.

On Thursday, Twitter and Square chief executive Jack Dorsey, mentioned on Twitter bitcoin will be a “big part” of the company’s future.

Bitcoin can help the social media giant move faster in terms of its product expansions and is the “best candidate” to become the “native currency” of the internet, Dorsey said, speaking on Twitter’s second-quarter earnings call.

“If the internet has a native currency, a global currency, we are able to move so much faster with products such as Super Follows, Commerce, Subscriptions, Tip Jar and we can reach every single person on the planet because of that instead of going down a market-by-market-by-market approach.”

Meanwhile, online retailer Amazon is looking to hire a digital currency and blockchain expert, according to a recent job posting.

An Amazon spokesperson says Amazon wants to eventually accept cryptocurrency from its customers.

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