Just yesterday, Bitcoin was marked by another record, having conquered the psychological milestone of 35 thousand dollars. Today, the largest digital currency has broken the ceiling again – the cost of one BTC coin has exceeded 40 thousand dollars, as evidenced by data from the CoinDesk website, which tracks the cost of cryptocurrencies on various exchanges.
During trading on the evening of January 7, the cryptocurrency rate briefly crossed the $ 40,000 mark. The new high is $ 40,324.01 per unit of cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency has been trading just below the $ 39,000 mark for the last hour. Right now – at the time of this writing – (22:48 Kyiv time) the rate is 39,041.98 dollars.
The bitcoin price has been breaking records since December 15, 2020, when the rate rose above $ 20,000, updating the previous all-time high recorded in 2017. The rise in the rate looks even more impressive if you remember that back in March 2020, Bitcoin was getting cheaper to five thousand dollars.
In unison with Bitcoin, other major cryptocurrencies (altcoins) also rise in price. For example, Ethereum (aka ether) has risen in price by 4.24% in 24 hours, to $ 1,242.03 per unit of cryptocurrency. As we noted earlier, ether continues to be the most profitable cryptocurrency for mining, and the number of its miners is growing rapidly. This digital currency, like many others, is mined with graphics cards, which has already started to affect retail prices for graphics adapters.