Bitcoin crossed the $24,000 mark, briefly reaching $24,300 today.
What Happened: Bitcoin hit its all-time high Saturday at noon, Eastern Standard Time, briefly touching the $24,200 mark, according to major US crypto exchange Coinbase.
It tops off a week of highs for the leading cryptocurrency. Bitcoin crossed $20,000 on Wednesday for the first time in its history and quickly went up and settled past $23,000 on Thursday.
Why It Matters: Crypto traders and enthusiasts have been very optimistic about the future of Bitcoin.
Price Action: Bitcoin was trading at $23,938.60 as of later Saturday afternoon, gaining 5.28% over the last 24 hours.
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