The price of bitcoin rose above 36 thousand dollars and updated the historical high on the background of the protests in the U.S. This is evidenced by data from the portal CoinDesk.
At the time of writing the news, the value of the cryptocurrency rose by more than seven percent and stood at $36,359. At its peak, bitcoin’s price reached $36,470. The rate jumped most sharply around 11 p.m. Moscow time when supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building and disrupted a session of Congress, which was scheduled to approve the results of the electoral college vote, according to which Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election.
On the night of January 6, it was reported that the bitcoin price had passed the $34,000 mark.
In December, it became known that there are about 19 million bitcoins mined in the world, and in 2021 their number will reach 21 million. However, demand will continue to exceed supply, and the cryptocurrency will continue to rise in price next year. At the same time, three to five million bitcoins are permanently lost due to forgotten passwords or damaged mining equipment.