Correction: Article has been updated to simulate that one-year high is formed on BPI shutting prices.
The cost of bitcoin has strike a highest closing price in a final year, trade during $436 and climbing during press time, according to a CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.
Bitcoin has gained an startling $115 or 36% over a final 4 days. It was changing hands for $320 a silver on 8th December. The cost briefly touched $500 on some exchanges on 4th November before dropping under $400 in a following days.
The strong rally is accompanied by record-breaking trade volumes on bitcoin exchanges. On 5th Dec 3.49 million bitcoins were traded opposite all exchanges tracked by information provider Bitcoinity. This crushed the previous record for daily traded volume established just days prior, on 26th November, of 2.86 million coins traded.
Trading volume has remained robust given a high watermark, with daily trading consistently closing above a 2 million BTC level.
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