The price of bitcoin has hit a new all-time high, crossing the $6,000 line for the first time.
Markets climbed as high as $6,004.81, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). This figure surpasses the previous all-time high set on October 13, when the price rose to $5,856.10.
BPI data shows that the price climbed more than $200 in the past hour, with markets showing an average price of $5,697 prior to the ramp. At press time, the price of bitcoin is trading at around $5,968.
Figures from CoinMarketCap.com show that some exchanges are currently reporting a price above $6,000, including Bitfinex and Bithumb, the world’s two largest exchanges by volume.