This Tuesday, April 13th, bitcoin surpassed $ 63,000 (equivalent to 52,985 euros) for the first time and set a new record, close to $ 63,200 (53,153 euros), driven by investors’ fear of inflation.
According to the Bloomberg news portal, the digital currency achieved $ 63,179 (about 53,135 euros), although consecutively it lost steam and now is around $ 62,800.
The cryptocurrency, which rose close to $ 2,000 in a few hours, had set its previous record last March, when it reached $ 61,742 (€ 51,924).
Ether, which is the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum platform, also reached a new all-time high. This being the second most used, it reached 2,220 dollars (1,867 euros), later it fell a little and at the end of this Tuesday it was at 2,213 dollars (1,861 euros).
Diego Morín, market analyst at IG, associated the rise in cryptocurrencies with the expansionary monetary policy of central banks and, more circumstantially, with the release of the Nasdaq technology index of the crypto-asset investment platform Coinbase on April 14th.