Bitcoin soared above $60,000 for the first time in six months on Friday, approaching an all-time high, as hopes grew that US regulators would approve a cryptocurrency futures-traded fund, potentially opening the door to increased investment in digital assets.
Cryptocurrency investors are awaiting 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 trading up (6.9) at $61,346.
The currency has more than halved since September 20, and is close to its record high of $64,895 hit in April.
Bloomberg News reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to allow the start of trading the first ETF for Bitcoin futures next week.