Bitcoin price hits all-time high amid US protests

The price of bitcoin rose above 36 thousand dollars and renewed its all-time high amid protests in the United States. This is evidenced by the data of the portal CoinDesk .

At the time of writing the news, the value of the cryptocurrency has grown by more than seven percent and amounted to $ 36,359. At its peak, the price of bitcoin reached $ 36,470. The exchange rate jumped most sharply at about 11 pm Moscow time, when supporters of the US President Donald Trump a > burst into the Capitol building and disrupted the Congress meeting, where it was planned to approve the voting results electoral college, according to which a Democrat won the presidential election Joe Biden . p >

On the night of January 6 it was reported that the price of bitcoin passed the mark of 34 thousand dollars.

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.