Bitcoin exceeded $ 17,000 for the first time in nearly 3 years


This year, Bitcoin has risen nearly 140%, reminiscent of a record increase in 2017 that pulled the price per coin to close to $ 20,000.

The world’s most popular digital currency price started to rise sharply from the afternoon (November 17), then crossed the $ 17,000 mark for the first time since December 2017. Currently, each coin is trading around $ 17,740, according to CoinDesk.

Bitcoin price movement over the past day.

This year, Bitcoin has risen nearly 140%, reminiscent of a record 2017 rise that pulled the price per coin to close to $ 20,000. Analysts believe that there are many reasons for this movement, from the wave of stimulus packages related to Covid-19 to the interest of big investors like Paul Tudor Jones and Stanley Druckenmiller.

“The gap between the crypto world and traditional financial institutions has narrowed significantly,” Charles Hayter, CEO of CryptoCompare, said on CNBC, “This leaves current players in the market. The Digital Asset School feels reassured. Covid-19, monetary policy and global political developments have driven this trend. “

Bitcoin proponents argue that the virtual currency has properties similar to a haven tool, such as gold, which is heavily bought during periods of economic volatility. They believe that loosening monetary policies to deal with pandemic will make currencies less attractive.

Big companies are also making the move to enter the cryptocurrency market. Fidelity Investments has set up a digital asset division to help customers easily trade. PayPal also recently allowed users to buy, sell and hold virtual currency.

Ha Thu (According to CNBC, CoinDesk)

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