Bitcoin has broken fresh 2020 highs as uncertainty remains in the U.S. presidential election.
- At around noon ET (17:00 UTC), the world's oldest and most valuable cryptocurrency broke the $14,100 resistance level that had proved difficult to scale for the bulls four days prior on Oct. 31.
- As of this writing, bitcoin (BTC) was changing hands at around $14,166.25 after rebounding from Nov. 2 lows, near former resistance now confirmed as support at around $13,250.
- Over the past 24 hours, bitcoin has ranged between $13,545 and $14,223, according to CoinDesk 20 data.
- The difference in bitcoin's price action compared to four years ago has been relatively small. Bitcoin’s price failed to react immediately after the 2016 election, rising a scant 1.8% in the 24-hour trading period. However, it is worth noting that roughly a year later, bitcoin climbed to its all-time highs above $19,660.