Bitcoin nears record high settlement level
The bitcoin advanced in a third consecutive session on Friday, looking to top $1,298.49, the record closing level on the OKCoin exchange that was reached on March 3.
The most widely watched cryptocurrency rose 1.24% to $1,280.45 after climbing to as much as $1,283.99. At BTCChina, one coin went for 7,328.65 yuan, compared to the daily high of 7,377, unseen since March 22 against China's currency. The bitcoin added 1.12% at Kraken to change hands for €1,165.874, the highest point since March 16.