Victor Koulakov. Sputnik France
The first decentralized cryptocurrency, bitcoin, continues its dizzying rise and has just smashed a new value record: it is now traded at more than $ 35,000, according to the specialized site CoinMarketCap.
The best-known virtual currency, which at Christmas had risen above the $ 25,000 mark, is now listed at more than 35,000, according to stock market data.
According to the CoinMarketCap site which calculates the average exchange rate based on data from more than 20 exchanges, at 5:29 a.m. (Paris time) the value of bitcoin had increased by 11.16% to reach $ 35,634.
On the Binance crypto exchange, it traded at $ 35,887.
On the rise since early December
Experts explain the rise of bitcoin by the incredible issuance rate of central banks and by the real interest in cryptocurrency shown by market players.
Bitcoin has been on the rise since early December. On December 16, he passed the $ 20,000 mark and ten days later that of 25,000.
Bitcoin holds nearly 65.6% of the global cryptocurrency market.