The price of bitcoin set yet another all-time high this year, as the leading cryptocurrency crossed $36,000.
- The price ofÂ bitcoinÂ surged past $36,000, reaching a new-all time high of $36,286.65, before settling down to $36,004.99, up 5.93% over the last 24 hours.
- It continues a wild start to 2021 and follows a landmark year in which the cryptocurrency rose more than 300%, with an almost 50% gain in December alone. On Nov. 30,Â bitcoinÂ breachedÂ a nearly three-year-old high of $19,793. By the close of Dec. 31, the cryptocurrency had risen about $10,000.
- Five days into 2021, it’s up 21.2%, more than $6,000.
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