Bitcoin has surged to a record high of $68,999 on numerous exchanges as global fears mount around the inflation of the US Dollar.
It was revealed today that US inflation had hit 6.2%, which was the highest it has been since 1990.
At the time of writing it is trading at $68,550 as speculators begin to mull over the prospect of Bitcoin hitting a stunning $100,00 valuation before the end of the year.
However, as levels of euphoria and optimism begin to peak, it’s worth noting that Bitcoin is reaching its all-time high in terms of open interest, which is a result of increased amount of leverage entering the market.
Open interest typically gets flushed when there is an uneven ratio on either side in what is often called a “long squeeze” or “short squeeze”.
From a technical perspective, Bitcoin has several levels of support at $63,000, $59,500 and $56,400, all of which may need to be tested before an eventual move to $100,000 comes to fruition.
Current live BTC pricing information and interactive charts are available on our site 24 hours a day. The ticker bar at the bottom of every page on our site has the latest Bitcoin price. Pricing is also available in a range of different currency equivalents:
US Dollar – BTCtoUSD
British Pound Sterling – BTCtoGBP
Japanese Yen – BTCtoJPY
Euro – BTCtoEUR
Australian Dollar – BTCtoAUD
Russian Rouble – BTCtoRUB
In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are.
The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying on trust”. On January 3 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.
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