On the eve of its 12th birthday, the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), surpassed another milestone, jumping above the USD 30,000 level just a bit more than in two weeks after it returned to USD 20,000. Moreover, in a matter of hours, it hit USD 33,000. (Updated at 19:38 UTC with the latest price data. Updated at 19:45 with additional comments.)
At the time of writing (19:36 UTC), BTC trades at USD 33,068 and is up by 14% in a day and 28% in a week. The price rallied by 70% in a month and 350% in a year.
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It is also the best performing major coin today. Other cryptoassets from the top 10 club are up by 1%-14%, except XRP (-5%).