Bitcoin's price has reached parity with the per-ounce spot price of gold, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).
The per-ounce spot price for gold is $1,237.73, according to the XAU/USD spot exchange rate provided by Bloomberg Markets. Bitcoin's price, by comparison, is at $1,238.11, having opened the day at $1,230.02, BPI data shows.
The move follows a break to new all-time highs for the price of bitcoin, which began the year by crossing the $1,000 mark.
Driving the price is overall bullish sentiment in the market, as traders have seemingly taken a positive tack toward the prospects of the US SEC approving the first-ever bitcoin ETF.
The SEC has a deadline of 11th March to make its decision.
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