According to Cash, Bitcoin hit a 24-hour high of US $ 49,494 before declining slightly on Sunday. On Sunday afternoon EDT, Bitcoin was hovering around $ 48,000.
Other cryptocurrencies, including Ether linked to Ethereum, also made gains on Saturday.
Since hitting a record high of nearly $ 65,000 in April, Bitcoin has averaged between $ 30,000 and $ 40,000 per coin in recent months, although it has seen a steady increase in August.
Earlier this week, the popular no-fee trading app Robinhood released its second quarter 2021 results, noting that more than 60% of its cumulative net funded accounts were traded in crypto.
According to the statement, Robinhood said its clients have engaged with crypto at “record levels” and “have shown significant interest in cryptocurrencies.”
Additionally, Bitcoin has recently been touted by celebrities including Megan Thee Stallion and Jack Dorsey, who this week announced that they are trying their hand at Bitcoin mining.
In other crypto news, check out this week’s business and crypto summary.