On the eve of its 12th birthday, the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), surpassed another milestone, jumping above the USD 30,000 level for the first time just a bit more than two weeks after it returned to USD 20,000.
At the time of writing (12:52 PM UTC), BTC trades at USD 30,723 and is up by almost 5% in a day and 24% in a week. The price rallied by 55% in a month and 308% in a year.
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It is also the best performing major coin today. Other cryptoassets from the top 10 club are showing mixed results today. While bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), and litecoin (LTC) are up by 1%-3% in a day, other coins are in red.
Tomorrow, January 3rd is the 12th anniversary of the first block in the Bitcoin blockchain mined, also known as the Genesis block.
As reported, only BTC 4.2m (22%) are currently in constant circulation and available for buying and selling. However, it also estimated that, in 2021, the aggregated BTC exchange balance will rise as more holders seek to realize profits or to trade other cryptocurrencies.
Also, the interest in BTC is rising, according to Google data.
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