- Markets Insider
- Bitcoin surged Thursday morning, spiking more than 14% in less than an hour.
- You can track the price of bitcoin in real-time here.
Bitcoin surged more than 14% in less than an hour Thursday morning, bringing the world’s largest cryptocurrency closer to the $8,000 level that it has not seen since March.
It’s the biggest intra-day gain for bitcoin in almost two months, according to historical data from CoinMarketCap.
Despite the steep gains, the price is still less than half of its record high of $19,843 set in December. Earlier this week, Barclay’s said bitcoin is unlikely to ever top that record again, based on modeling that compares the cryptocurrency to the spread of a virus like influenza.
Bitcoin is down 42% since the beginning of 2018.