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Bitcoin Builds on Gains after Rising Above $9,000

Investing.com - Prices of the major cryptocurrencies were mixed on Monday in Asia, with Bitcoin trading above the $9,000 level.

Bitcoin rose 1.13% to $9,154.5 by 01:17 AM ET (05:17 GMT) after rising above the $9,000 level for the first time this year on Sunday. The worlds largest digital currency is currently up 140% for the year.

Ethereum dropped 1.58% to $267.04, XRP rose 2.38% to $0.42847, and Litecoin was down 0.65% to $134.96.

Bitcoin was boosted by reports that social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is set to launch its own cryptocurrency as early as Tuesday.

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