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Bitcoin atinge um valor recorde acima de $69.000

By Duncan Mil

March 6, 2024 - A Bitcoin atinge um valor recorde de $69.000 a 5 de março, assinalando uma notável recuperação da volátil criptomoeda depois de ter perdido valor em 2022 por entre uma quebra dos mercados.

Bitcoin’s price has risen more than 300% since November 2022, when the cryptocurrency crashed to $16,482.92, down from its previous 2021 record of $68,999.99.

“Bitcoin continues to do what Bitcoin does, which is win people over as they take the time to actually learn about it,” said Cory Klippsten, chief executive of Swan, a financial services firm focused on Bitcoin.

In January, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) authorized crypto companies and traditional finance firms to offer exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, which track Bitcoin’s price. The funds attracted more than $7 billion in investments, driving Bitcoin’s rapid rise.

ETFs are baskets of assets divided into shares. Investors buy shares in the basket rather than directly owning the assets—or, in this case, Bitcoin.

But cryptocurrencies remain volatile. Within minutes of hitting Tuesday’s new record, Bitcoin’s price dropped to about $67,500.

“There’s no inherent value,” said John Reed Stark, a former SEC official and an outspoken critic of the crypto industry. “There’s no proven track record of adoption or reliance.”

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PUBLISHED: 06/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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