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Bitcoin breaks the US$20,000 barrier for the first time in history

Bitcoin historical maximum value of US$20,735.61 recorded on December 16 2020 (Source: Coin Stats)
Bitcoin historical maximum value of US$20,735.61 (Source: Coin Stats)
Today was a very interesting day for Bitcoin, which jumped from an early minimum of US$19,321.08 (reached at 2:30 AM) to the day's — and all-time — highest value of US$20,735.61. With two weeks left until the end of the year, remains to see how high the world's most popular cryptocurrency can go.

If the daily gap of over US$1,100 achieved by Bitcoin less than a month ago looked impressive, today the world's most popular cryptocurrency has managed to beat that alongside reaching the highest value in its entire history of more than a decade: US$20,735.61.

The minimum value of the day was reached at 2:30 AM when one Bitcoin could have been purchased for US$19,321.08. At 6:10 PM, the historical high of US$20,735.61 arrived, marking a jump of US$1,414.53. After a short drop of roughly US$50, now we face a new climb that has just reached US$20,714.67. While I wouldn't bet on it, I wouldn't be surprised to see a new historical high of over US$21,000 before the end of this week, either.

The weekly Bitcoin price change shows an increase of 13.50 percent, while the one-month increase is a solid 31.24 percent. Last-minute update before publishing: the new all-time high now sits at US$20,816.71 for a Bitcoin! Any predictions? The comments section is all yours, so go ahead and share your thoughts with the world.

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-12-16 (Update: 2020-12-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.