10/2, 12:54 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Bitcoin climbs to 5-week high, hits $28,000 mark

The leading cryptocurrencies experienced a rally seemingly driven by an increased appetite for risky assets against the backdrop of global economic uncertainty and the narrowly-avoided government shutdown in the United States.

At 6:54 pm ET, Bitcoin surged 3.70% to trade at $27,946, after briefly touching $28,000 minutes earlier. Ether jumped 3.59%, with its selling price reaching $1,732.87.

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