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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Bitcoin Hits Record High at $71,500 Amid Growing Investor Interest

Bitcoin surges to a new all-time high of $71,500 fueled by investor interest following the US SEC's approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs.

The price of Bitcoin hit a new record level of $71,500 on Monday, increasing by 2.7% on a daily basis.

Closing last week at around $69,000, the biggest cryptocurrency hit the $71,000 level, and it is at around $71,550 as of 11.30 a.m. (GMT0830).

Bitcoin has been on an upward trend since mid-January, related to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to allow spot Bitcoin ETFs or exchange-traded funds.

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With this move, investors are able to trade Bitcoin without owning it.

Bitcoin’s market cap reached $1.4 trillion, according to coinmarketcap data, while its 24-hour transaction volume was at $47 billion as of GMT0830.