Amid a surging cryptocurrency market, bitcoin price gains have continued today, reaching a new all-time high of over $7,450.

A rapid rise starting around 03:00 UTC saw the cryptocurrency peak at $7,454 at 10:38 UTC. The session opened at $7,030. At press time, the price of a bitcoin is down slightly $7,402, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index – a 5.29 percent gain for the day so far.