$12K here we go...
After a day of largely sideways trading, the price of bitcoin is once again back in uncharted territory.
Beginning at 11:00 UTC, bitcoin saw a sudden surge, data from the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) reveals, rising from $11,115 to set a new high of $11,655 by the end of the hour. The nearly 5 percent gain saw bitcoin erase its previous all-time high of roughly 11,300.
All-in-all bitcoin is up nearly 7 percent on the day, rising more than $700 from an average opening of $10,895 across global exchanges.
With the push, the total value of all cryptographic assets once again neared $350 billion, according to data provider Coinmarketcap. And while the market is yet to cross the total, a quick look at the charts reveals gains across available assets.