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Bitcoin surges past the $7,000 barrier again

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Less than two weeks after Bitcoin BTC broke the $7,500 barrier to hit an all-time high of $7,700, the popular cryptocurrency has yet again surged past the $7,000 mark.

Despite a bumpy week which saw Bitcoin price drop to below $6,000 at one point, the cryptocurrency fluctuated around the $6,500 mark, until earlier today it passed the $7,000 threshold for the second time ever.

Here are a couple of screenshots from Coin Market Cap that will give you a better idea how Bitcoin has fluctuated over the past seven days:

In case you were wondering, the sudden jump in value amounts to an almost 10-percent increase in the last week, according to Coin Market Cap.

The cryptocurrency was slated for a controversial software update, designed to increase the blocksize,  and, in the process, split the Bitcoin chain in two separate entities, creating two independent currencies.

However, facing a heated backlash from the cryptocommunity, the so-called Segwit2X update was eventually suspended for an indefinite period of time.

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Vice President Sheba Jafari last week speculated that the popular crpytocurrency will consolidate at around $7,941 until it eventually climbs up over $8,000.

Until then, I hope you got to score some Bitcoin on the low during last week’s dip – if not, better aim to catch the next one.

Published November 15, 2017 — 16:58 UTC

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