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Bitcoin breaks past $8,000 to hit yet another 2019 price record

To the moon?

Bitcoin price balloon

Bitcoin’s price is rallying, surpassing the $8,000 for the first time this year.

According to CoinMarketCap, the digital currency last stood at around $8,000 in July last year.

It comes after the world’s most famous cryptocurrency reached a new yearly high, pushing past $5,600 earlier this month.

Bitcoin price chart via CoinMarketCap
Bitcoin BTC price chart via CoinMarketCap

It’s difficult to ascertain what has caused Bitcoin‘s price to surge in recent weeks, but as always speculation has been rife.

Just yesterday, Hard Fork reported on Bitcoin‘s upward movements, noting how its recent rise to $7,000 signified the strongest rally over a six-week period since the famous bull-run in 2017.

Although Bitcoin‘s current value spells good news from cryptocurrency enthusiasts, the digital currency still has a long way to go if it’s ever going to reach the same levels it did in December 2017 when one coin was priced at more than $20,000.

Bitcoin price chart via CoinMarketCap

For now, Bitcoin sits slightly above $8000, priced at $8,230.53 according to CoinMarketCap. 

Disclaimer: This is not investment advice. Readers are advised to do their own research before investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

Published May 14, 2019 — 09:25 UTC

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