While world markets tumble, bitcoin soars - TechCentral

While world markets tumble, bitcoin soars

Amid a sea of red in financial markets, bitcoin is still flashing green.

The biggest cryptocurrency climbed as much as 5.4% on Tuesday to US$9 412, the highest since 7 March. Bitcoin has gained 20% in the past week and 37% in April, on track for its best month since its record-breaking December.

Bitcoin is rebounding from its worse start to a year ever, as it slumped more than 50% in the first quarter and plunged to as low as $5 922 from almost $20 000 at the end of last year. The cryptocurrency market is gaining as tax-related selling ends and regulatory-related headlines fade, while Wall Street signals increasing interest in the space.

Goldman Sachs Group said on Monday that it hired Justin Schmidt as head of digital asset markets to help clients gain exposure to cryptocurrencies, and cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds have continued to open even amid the market slump earlier this year.  — Reported by Camila Russo, (c) 2018 Bloomberg LP

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