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Bitcoin rises 5.2per cent to US$43,717

Bitcoin rises 5.2per cent to US$43,717

FILE PHOTO: A representation of cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Bitcoin was up 5.23per cent at US$43,716.97 as of 22:08 GMT on Thursday, adding US$2,174.07 to its previous close.

The world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency has gained 57.6per cent from the year's low of US$27,734 on Jan. 4.

Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 5.26per cent to US$3,001.48, adding US$150.08 to its previous close.

(Reporting by Nishit Jogi in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

Source: Reuters

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