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.