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Bitcoin Spikes Above USD 61K, Ethereum Hits New ATH

By Linas Kmieliauskas
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The crypto market started this weekend in green, with the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), jumping above USD 61,000 for the first time in almost a month, while the dominant smart contract platform, ethereum (ETH), reached its new all-time high (ATH) against USD.

At 07:12 UTC, BTC trades at USD 60,511, correcting lower from 61,206, reached earlier today. The price is up by almost 5% in a day and more than 2% in a week.

BTC price chart:

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Source: coingecko.com

At the same time, ETH is up by 4.5% in a day, trading at USD 2,165, after it hit USD 2,198, or its new ATH (per Coingecko) today. The price is up by 1.5% in a week.

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Source: coingecko.com

Other coins in the top 10 club are up by 1%-16% in a day, with binance coin (BNB) leading the pack.
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(Updated at 07:43 UTC with reactions.)

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