LONDON (Reuters) – jumped to its highest in over a year on Monday, adding to a 2020 rally that has seen it more than treble in price since March.
The biggest cryptocurrency gained 4.4% to $ 12,424, its highest since July 2019. Bitcoin has soared over 70% this year, making it one of the strongest performing assets.
Plummeting interest rates and huge bond-buying programmes by central banks across the world have boosted demand for the cryptocurrency, seen by some investors as a hedge against inflation due to its capped supply.
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