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Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 7.18 % to $1,595.64 on Wednesday, adding $106.84 to its previous close.


(Reuters) – rose 5% to $50,942.58 on Wednesday, adding $2,426.23 to its previous close.


Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has risen 83.7% from the year’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.


has fallen 12.7% from the year’s high of $58,354.14 on Feb. 21.


Bitcoin’s price soared this year as major firms, such as BNY Mellon, asset manager BlackRock Inc, credit card giant Mastercard Inc, backed cryptocurrencies, while those such as Tesla Inc Square Inc and MicroStrategy Inc invested in


Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 7.18 % to $1,595.64 on Wednesday, adding $106.84 to its previous close.


(Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)

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