- Bitcoin rose more than 7.4% in the last 24 hours to trade around $34,807, looking to recover from steep losses last week.
- Ether, the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency, notched a new all-time high of $1,476 early Monday morning.
- After quadrupling last year, bitcoin has had a wild start to 2021, climbing to $40,000 for the first time earlier this month.
Bitcoin’s price rose on Monday after a brutal sell-off that saw the virtual currency briefly dip below $30,000. Meanwhile, ether — the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency — hit a fresh record high.
Bitcoin rose more than 7.4% in the last 24 hours to trade around $34,807, according to data from CoinDesk, looking to recover from steep losses last week that wiped out more than $100 billion from the entire crypto market.
Ether, the digital token of the Ethereum blockchain, notched a new all-time high of $1,476 early Monday morning. The cryptocurrency climbed 6.2% to a price of $1,415 at about 9:15 a.m. ET.
Altcoins, or alternative cryptocurrencies, have been known to rally in times of strength for bitcoin. Ether’s latest price movement was attributed to increased use of Ethereum — its underlying network that is undergoing a major upgrade — and interest from institutional investors in crypto.