The price of bitcoin during the trading session again broke the record, exceeding 40 thousand dollars. This is evidenced by the data of the portal CoinDesk .
Thus, the price of the cryptocurrency has updated its historical maximum. As of this writing, the value of the cryptocurrency has grown by 8.5 percent and peaked at about $ 40,013.
On the night of January 7, the price of bitcoin updated a historical maximum amid protests in the United States, peaking at $ 36,470. In the morning, the cost of bitcoin again updated the record, reaching $ 37,168 at its peak.
In December, it became known that about 19 million bitcoins were mined in the world, and in 2021 their number will reach 21 million. However, demand will continue to exceed supply, and the cryptocurrency will continue to rise in price next year. At the same time, from three to five million bitcoins are forever lost due to forgotten passwords or damage to mining equipment.