Bitcoin’s price has set a new record for 2019, reaching as high as $8,905 before retracing slightly.
At 19:00 UTC on May 26, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization broke from an ascending triangle pattern on the daily chart, after being held beneath $8,250 for an extended period of time.
The move to fresh 2019 highs comes after the bitcoin price dropped to as low as $6,600 on May 17 before a large amount of buying pressure pushed prices back above $7,300 within the same day.
Since then the bitcoin price has again jumped by 22 percent, rising above $8,500 around 19:45 UTC on Sunday night and then reaching over $8,700 within half an hour. It’s currently changing hands at $8,890 per CoinDesk’s price data.