Bitcoin price soared past the $5,000 mark today, reaching a current all time high of $5,188 on the GDAX exchange.
The new price record comes just hours after setting new highs with a strong move beyond $5,000 yesterday, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. At 16:30 UTC Thursday, bitcoin was at $5,363.
Bitcoin started the session today at $5,439, before rising sharply to the new high within 3 hours. Today’s low was $5,396.
The price of the cryptocurrency has since dropped to $5,704 at press time – a rise of around 13 percent over the last 24 hours. For the week, bitcoin is up over 30 percent.
Elsewhere in the cryptocurrency markets, ether and litecoin are also seeing positive price moves, according to CoinMarketCap data. Ether is up over 5 percent over the last 24 hours, while litecoin is up almost 14 percent.
The combined market cap for all cryptocurrencies is once again climbing towards the Sept. 1 high of $172.5 billion, peaking this morning at $171.94 billion. Bitcoin’s market cap is today $95.5 billion, over 55 percent of the total market.
Taking an overview, it would seem that the market fears caused by China’s ICO ban in early Sept., and the voluntary closures of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges that followed, have now almost completely been shrugged off by the market.