Bitcoin on Monday surpassed its December 2017 record high of $19,511. It neared $20,000 but wasnt able to crack that key level.

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation after bitcoin, jumped 7% to its highest since June 2018, taking its gains to more than 25% over the last three days alone.

After big rallies in shares and various other assets, they are all vulnerable to a bit of a pause, said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors Ltd. in Sydney. But Bitcoin more than most, as it surged higher far more and had become far more frothy with speculative interest.

The worlds largest cryptocurrency by market value has been through a boom and bust and a second boom since its frenzied heydays in 2017.

The most-traded digital coin rose over the weekend and added almost 5% more on Monday to $19,109. That topped its peak closing level reached last week, before prices started tumbling. A Bloomberg gauge of the biggest cryptocurrencies is up 13% from Friday.

Bitcoin soared to a record $19,918 on Tuesday, buoyed by demand from investors who variously view the virtual currency as a risk-on asset, a hedge against inflation and a payment method gaining mainstream acceptance.

The previous froth in momentum traders positioning has been cleared to a large extent, they wrote, while adding momentum signals will continue to deteriorate unless Bitcoin recovers quickly.

which has more than tripled this year,410 as of 3:40 p.m. in Tokyo. The broader Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index,titled Bitcoin: 21st Century Gold said the price of the bitcoin could hit the $3,000 hit in December 2017. It debuted in 2011 at zero and was last trading at $18,000.Crypto believers say an escalating pandemic and sliding greenback amid ever looser monetary policy will spur more gains as investors seek stores of value. Skeptics argue crypto markets have a history of wild swings and are merely riding a tide of liquidity.415.The worlds most popular cryptocurrency has gained around 160% this yearCryptocurrency firms face certain restrictions on advertising on social…A leaked report from Citibank,18,was little changed.Bitcoin is within sight of its all-time peak of just under $20,Bitcoin was trading at about $19,000 mark by December 2021. This will mean a 19-times growth from the current level of around $17,

Bitcoin and the wider Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index have both more than tripled this year.

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