Bitcoin soared past $ 5,000 for the first time early Thursday morning and it continued to hit to new heights throughout the trading day. The red-hot digital currency, which is up more than 400% this year, blew past $ 5,300 to $ 5,382 just after 12 p.m. ET. Sell-off pressure has since pushed the coin back down below $ 5,300. It is still up near 10% Thursday. The $ 5,000 mark has long been a threshold of high-anticipation…"Bitcoin surges past $5,300 ‘as bulls returned to the market with a vengeance’"
Litecoin is riding the cryptocurrency wave. The fifth largest cryptocurrency on the market surpassed $ 80 per coin Friday afternoon, as more well-known digital currencies such as bitcoin and ethereum continue to reach new heights. Litecoin is up 12.98% since yesterday at $ 82.50 per coin. Cryptocurrencies are powered by distributed ledger technology and are not controlled by a centralized authority. The market for these coins and tokens has exploded this year with the total market cap for…"The fifth largest cryptocurrency surges past $80 per coin"
Bitcoin is at it again. Overnight, the cryptocurrency topped $ 1,900 for the first time. It is now trading up by 2.3% at $ 1,938.81 a coin. Friday’s gains have bitcoin up by about 102% since March 27. The cryptocurrency has gained in 23 of the past 26 sessions. The rally has seemingly been sparked by news out of Japan at the beginning of April that bitcoin is now considered a legal payment method in…"Bitcoin surges past $1,900 for the first time"
In a year when whipsawing markets are poised to end much higher, one of Wall Street’s most curious investments could come out on top: bitcoin. The digital currency is one of the best-performing assets of 2016, rising more than 124 percent since the start of the year — as investors in China and India push… bitcoins | New York Post"Bitcoin price surges to nearly $1K as year ends"