Bitcoin’s price has hit a new record for 2020, reaching as high as $8,438 before retracing slightly.
At 23:30 UTC on Jan. 7, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization began a strong upward trend from $8,080 to above $8,400 before topping out at $8,438 in just over 40 minutes.
The move to fresh 2020 highs comes after Iranian missiles struck U.S. and coalition bases in Iraq, causing traders to reallocate capital into safe-haven assets such as gold and oil away from riskier assets.
Joshua Green, Head Of Trading at Digital Asset Capital Management, a cryptocurrency trading firm said the BTC rally was a response to the unfolding events in Iraq.
“You are also seeing oil and gold up strongly,” Green said. Read More...