The coin continued it advance in today’s early trading, with its price rising to $8,265.05. This was Bitcoin’s highest price level since July 29 2018, according to data from digital currency tracker Coinmarketcap. The coin has seen another correction in more recent trading and is currently trading at around $8,080.
Bitcoin’s Monday surge was likely driven by news that Bakkt, the digital currency venture of NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), was planning to begin tests of its Bitcoin futures and custody products in July. In a blog post published yesterday the company’s chief executive officer Kelly Loeffler said that the firm expected to use the tests “to ensure that customers have time to onboard and can test the trading and custody model we’ve built to their satisfaction”. She also noted that Bakkt was working closely with regulators and expanding its team.
In today’s trading, the Bitcoin price stood at $8,080.64, as of 10:17 BST. The digital coin has gained 14.6% in the past 24 hours. Its total market capitalisation currently stands at just over $143 billion, which represents 59.9% of the combined value of all digital currencies.
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