Bitcoin
$43,030.80-9.59%
Ethereum
$2,990.06-10.76%
XRP
$0.906101-14.62%
Cardano
$2.04-12.67%
Polkadot
$27.92-18.37%
Stellar
$0.279060-11.98%
Dogecoin
$0.206215-12.87%
Chainlink
$23.64-15.01%
Uniswap
$21.11-12.01%
Polygon
$1.15-14.03%
Litecoin
$157.67-10.30%
Bitcoin Cash
$539.68-12.06%
Cosmos
$34.44-19.68%
Wrapped Bitcoin
$43,006.59-9.54%
Algorand
$1.62-18.42%
Filecoin
$74.74-10.89%
The Graph
$0.693920-15.28%
Tron
$0.092131-12.49%
Ethereum Classic
$49.16-12.16%
Aave
$291.17-15.84%
Tezos
$5.23-23.25%
Monero
$230.55-13.44%
NEO
$41.49-14.75%
EOS
$4.17-17.62%
IOTA
$1.30-16.08%
BitTorrent
$0.003365-13.19%
Bitcoin SV
$136.48-12.78%
Maker
$2,431.15-12.80%
Waves
$23.07-17.41%
Dash
$171.70-12.72%
Decred
$122.63-13.14%
Decentraland
$0.683137-15.16%
ICON
$1.60-12.32%
OmiseGO
$10.28+5.32%
NEM
$0.154832-14.49%
Zcash
$117.70-13.66%
Qtum
$10.44-14.81%
Yearn Finance
$29,301.35-11.58%
Paxos Standard
$1.01+0.79%
NuCypher
$0.272258-16.57%
Bitcoin Gold
$55.76-13.37%
Basic Attention Token
$0.649000-12.53%
0x
$0.909295-15.45%
Bancor
$3.53-11.65%
Fetch.ai
$0.660837-15.81%
Ren
$0.756111-17.67%
Band Protocol
$7.54-17.67%
Siacoin
$0.015414-16.18%
Kava.io
$5.03-16.95%
Nano
$4.73-14.84%
Loopring
$0.399792-12.98%
Storj
$1.14-15.79%
Lisk
$3.01-17.15%
Numeraire
$39.18-11.98%
Civic
$0.418760-17.74%
Orchid
$0.341640-8.43%
PAX Gold
$1,770.86+0.10%
Augur
$22.22-13.58%
Aragon
$5.13-16.13%
Enzyme
$104.76-11.41%
district0x
$0.153373-13.55%
Kyber Network
$1.50-14.29%
SingularDTV
$0.001390-1.91%
Tether
$0.999994-0.04%
USD Coin
$1.00+0.02%
Dai
$1.00-0.05%

Bitcoin Surges Past $12,000 to New 2020 High

This is the second time the bitcoin price has soared past the $12,000 milestone in 2020 – it still has a way to go before it closes in on the 2019 record.

Aug 17, 2020 at 5:29 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:44 a.m. UTC

Bitcoin has risen above $12,000, exactly a week after it temporarily spiked past the key milestone.

  • CoinDesk data shows bitcoin shot up at about 13:30 UTC, initially to $12,100, before jumping up again to just over $12,400 by 16:00 UTC, a 4.74% rise on the day.
  • While bitcoin is now at a new 2020 high, it still has some way to go before it beats last year's high of $13,800 and is still further off from the all-time high of just under $20,000 set in December 2017.

The bitcoin price surged to $12,000 this afternoon.

  • Following three months of ultra-low volatility, bitcoin shot up at from roughly $9,100 to over $11,000 in late July, before briefly spiking past $12,000 on Aug. 10.
  • Bitcoin had been continuously flirting with that milestone over the past seven days, coming as close as $11,990 late on Aug. 14.

DISCLOSURE

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

Loading...