date of publication:
October 15, 2021 21:20 GMT
Update date: Oct 16, 2021 1:50 GMT
Bitcoin rose, on Friday, surpassing $60,000 for the first time in 6 months, approaching an all-time high.
This coincides with growing hopes that US regulators will approve the establishment of an ETF for cryptocurrency futures, which will likely open the door to increased investment in digital assets.
Cryptocurrency investors are waiting for the approval of the first US ETF, and bets are boosted by the recent rally.
Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, jumped to $61,869.05, its highest level, since mid-April, and was last traded 6.9% higher at $61,346.
The currency has more than halved since September 20, and is nearing its record high of $64,895 hit in April.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to allow the first Bitcoin futures ETF to begin trading next week, Bloomberg News reported.