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January 03, 2021 Bitcoin continues its upward race: it broke through 33 thousand dollars (over 27 thousand euros), exceeding by more than 10 percentage points, in a few hours, the previous record that had led it to reach the threshold of 30 thousand dollars on the morning of 2 January.
According to the CoinMarketCap website, which averages more than 20 exchanges, it was trading at 32,408 at 5.41pm Italian time, while cryptocurrency exchange binance, the world's most popular cryptocurrency peak of 12.28% or more. 33 thousand dollars, before falling to 32,875.
Born on January 3, 2009
Bitcoin (symbol ₿) is a cryptocurrency created in 2008, by someone under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, a person (or group of people) remained unknown.
The virtual currency's birth date is January 3, 2009, when it was released as open source software.
As is now known, it is a decentralized digital currency, not linked to a central bank monetary authority.
Transactions are verified and certified by 'network nodes' (Blockchain) via cryptography and recorded in a distributed public ledger (Ledger).
Today it is 17 / but by capitalization, superseding the Saudi Arabian ryal and the Mexican peso, he observes on Twitter Documenting Bitcoin, an account that follows the trend of the cryptocurrency:
#Bitcoin is now the 17th largest currency in the world.
It just flipped the Saudi riyal 🇸🇦 by market capitalization and is just shy of passing the Mexican peso 🇲🇽.
- Documenting Bitcoin 📄 (@DocumentBitcoin) January 2, 2021
The race for a hundred thousand
According to sector analysts, the race could continue well beyond, reaching 100,000 dollars in 2021.
The currency "will be on its way to $ 50,000 probably in the first quarter of 2021," says Antoni Trenchev, CEO and co-founder of Nexo in London, who calls himself the world's largest cryptocurrency trader at Bloomberg.
Another great fan and supporter of virtual currency is Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey:
Follow #bitcoin: https://t.co/OfCW18tM4l
- jack (@jack) January 2, 2021
But, if the proponents of cryptocurrencies are certain of Bitcoin's resilience on the market, others invoke caution, not only for the volatility already demonstrated several times in the past but also for the unknown rules and the need for regulation of digital currencies which will happen sooner or later.