MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. The value of the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, falls on Monday afternoon by 5%, dropping to the area of $ 54,000 after reaching another record of $ 58,000 on Sunday, according to trading data.
On the Binance exchange, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume, bitcoin as of 13.09 Moscow time fell in price by 5.1% – to 54.2 thousand dollars. According to the CoinMarketCap portal, which calculates the average price for more than 20 exchanges, bitcoin became 4.28% cheaper to $ 54.1 thousand. The dynamics are given everywhere in a day.
On Sunday, the value of bitcoin for the first time in history exceeded 58 thousand dollars. The maximum cryptocurrency reached $ 58,352.8.
Bitcoin took off in December. On December 16, the cryptocurrency surpassed the then historical maximum of $ 20,042, which had been held since 2017, and since then has managed to exceed it almost three times.
After a pause, the active growth in the value of the cryptocurrency resumed on February 8 after the Tesla company, controlled by the entrepreneur Elon Musk, announced an investment in Bitcoin in the amount of $ 1.5 billion. After that, the value of Bitcoin surpassed the January maximum level of $ 41,950 and has continued to break records since then.