Bitcoin rate today has broken the dry spell and soared above $1000 mark for the first time in 15 months.

Bitcoin continued trading in the $3000-$4000 range in the first five months of 2019. As of today, Bitcoin is up by 6.53 percent and is trading at $10,153 – the highest rate since March 2018. Bitcoin is leading the market chart of crypto currency bounce with Ethereum and XRP in the second and third position.

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This hike in the Bitcoin rate today comes in the wake of increased public interest in Cryptocurrency as Facebook announced the launch of its own Cryptocurrency – Libra. The price is also backed by a 12 percent jump in trading volumes. According to CoinMarketCap, $21 billion worth of bitcoins have been traded across cryptocurrency exchanges in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin’s rate had declined almost 75% from its all-time high of around $20,000 just six months earlier.

The Bitcoin rate stayed between the $9000-$9,100 range earlier this week. The rate started surging on Thursday morning and continued to rise- though at a slower pace and crossed the $10K mark by Friday morning.

Analysts expressing their views on this cryptocurrency bounce say that this ‘new-high’ could be the ‘new-low’ for Bitcoin as with the inception of Libra, the interest and recognition of cryptocurrency is surging. Bitcoin’s share in the total market cap – has increased to 57.7%, its highest level since before the ICO boom.