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On Friday, the price of the oldest and most famous cryptocurrency rose above the $ 60,000 mark. The record high of a little more than $ 61,000 is back within reach. Other digital systems such as Ether also recorded price gains.
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On the Bitstamp trading platform, a Bitcoin cost up to $ 60,103 on Friday. In the afternoon it was a little less with a good $ 59,000. The record high of $ 61,165 was reached in mid-March. Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, cost up to $ 2010 on Friday. Here, too, the record high is not far away.
Bitcoin and Co. have benefited from the increasing interest from business and investors in the past few months. Companies such as the electric car manufacturer Tesla, the payment service PayPal or the credit card company Visa have approved selected digital currencies as means of payment or have started corresponding pilot projects. The interest of some asset managers and funds has also increased significantly.
However, criticism and reminders are still available. Central bankers and financial regulators in particular warn of the possibility of improper use of cryptocurrencies and stability risks for the Financial markets. Environmentalists condemn the high energy consumption in production (mining), which can be as high per day as in medium-sized economies. Digital currencies also fluctuate a lot, which makes them a risky investment.
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