Bitcoin Tops $63K for First Time Since November 2021

Spot bitcoin ETFs are seeing massive inflows of money and BTC is crossing $1,000 milestones one after another in quick succession.

AccessTimeIconFeb 28, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. UTC
Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 10:19 p.m. UTC

The price of bitcoin (BTC) topped $63,000 on Wednesday, the original cryptocurrency's first time above that level since the peak of the last bull market in November 2021.

This week's giant rally has coincided with huge inflows into U.S.-traded spot ETFs, with the new funds adding more than another 12,000 bitcoin on Tuesday after adding about 10,000 on Monday. And it comes ahead of the so-called bitcoin halving in April, an event that takes place every four years and usually accompanies strong gains as the issuance of new bitcoin slows.

Bitcoin has been on a ferocious rally for months, but that has picked up this week. Just a few days ago, its price was below $51,000. It crossed $60,000 just a few hours before exceeding $63,000.

At press time, bitcoin was up more than 10% over the past 24 hours. The broader CoinDesk 20 Index, a benchmark of the biggest cryptocurrencies, had rallied 7.8% over the same time period.

Bitcoin bulls now have their sights on the crypto's all-time high of $69,045 set on Nov. 10, 2021, according to Coingecko.

Edited by Nick Baker.

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