MOSCOW, February 19 – RIA Novosti. The exchange rate of bitcoin on Friday evening may again reach 52 thousand dollars, but the rise will not be rapid, Vladimir Panushkin, director of the Center for Social Matrix Technologies “Socioma”, told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, on February 17, the cost of bitcoin once again surpassed a historic maximum, the indicator rose above the psychological mark of 52 thousand dollars. According to the CoinMarketCap portal, which calculates the average price for more than 20 exchanges, as of 10.25 Moscow time, the cost of bitcoin is decreasing by 0.46%, to $ 51,702. On Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, bitcoin is growing by 0.26% to $ 51,741. The dynamics are given per day. “The psychological background of the cryptomarket remains in high excitement, and its participants are tuned in to active business. This is evidenced by a narrow perception of reality, which can result in surprises and losses. And, although by the evening of February 19, the bitcoin exchange rate may approach at $ 52,000 per coin, this rise will not be as rapid as in the old days, “Panushkin said.
Bitcoin started skyrocketing in December. As a result, on December 16, the cryptocurrency exceeded the historical maximum of $ 20,042, held since 2017, and since then has more than doubled it.
The active growth in the value of the cryptocurrency resumed on February 8 after the Tesla company controlled by the entrepreneur Elon Musk announced a $ 1.5 billion investment in bitcoin. After this message, the value of bitcoin exceeded the level reached in January at $ 41,950 and since then has repeatedly updated historical records.