[CBC뉴스] 30일 투자자들의 관심이 고조되는 가운데 올해 디지털 화폐 가치가 4배 가까이 오른 후, 사상 최고치인 28,599.99달러로 뛰어올랐다.
세계에서 가장 인기 있는 가상화폐 비트코인은 2만8012달러로 2.3% 상승했습니다. 12월 16일 처음으로 2만 달러를 돌파한 이후 거의 절반 가까이 급등했다.
다른 주요 암호 화폐는, 비트코인과 함께 움직이는 경향이 있는데 두 번째로 큰 이더리움은 2020년에만 약 465% 상승했다
Bitcoin on Wednesday (December 30) jumped to a record $28,599.99, after the digital currency almost quadrupled in value this year amid heightened interest from bigger investors.
The world's most popular cryptocurrency was last up 2.3% at $28,012. It has surged by nearly half since breaking $20,000 for the first time on Dec. 16.
Bitcoin has increasingly seen demand from larger U.S. investors in particular, attracted by its perceived inflation-hedging qualities and potential for quick gains, as well as expectations it would become a mainstream payments method.
Investors said limited supply of bitcoin - produced by so-called "mining" computers that validate blocks of transactions by competing to solve mathematical puzzles - has helped power upward moves over recent days.
The latest gains took bitcoin's market capitalisation past $518 billion, according to industry website CoinMarketCap.
Other major cryptocurrencies, which tend to move in tandem with bitcoin, were flat. Ethereum, the second biggest, was down 0.4%, on track for a 2020 gain of around 465%.
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