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Bitcoin rises 5 percent to $49,106

Bitcoin rises 5 percent to $49,106
Bitcoin rises 5 percent to $49,106   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

– Bitcoin rose 5.01 % to $49,106.4 at 22:04 GMT on Friday, adding $2,342.1 to its previous close.

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 77.4% from the year’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.

Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 3.03% to $3,281.82 on Friday, adding $96.64 to its previous close.