The price of bitcoin is up more than 7% today, climbing to just under $900.
Markets saw an average high of $896, according to the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) after opening the day at $830. At press time, prices were currently averaging $882.10, an increase of just over 6%, BPI data shows.
Notably, CNY-denominated markets have climbed more than 10% today, hitting a high of ¥6,193.35. Prices are currently averaging ¥6,091.78.
The jump followed a day of relative calm, which saw the digital currency’s price fluctuate between $820 and $835 during much of the day’s trading.
BPI data shows that the price increase began shortly after 03:00 UTC this morning, a rise that has sparked curiosity given that it seems to have been driven by China-based exchange activity.
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