Bitcoin has exceeded eight thousand dollars

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The world’s most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin (bitcoin) on Friday morning has updated a historical record, reaching 8,040 thousands of dollars, and then again moved to the lower limit of the bidding.

A new record was achieved in just a few days after a sharp fall, which led to lower capitalization of the currency at $ 38 billion. The reduction was due to the cancellation of the previously planned amendments to the code of the currency — hard forks, known as SegWit2x.

The developers SegWit2x planned to increase network bandwidth and improve scalability of bitcoin. In this part of the developers spoke out against innovations. As a result, a group of programmers, it was decided to postpone hardwork.

«I believe that today’s growth (value of bitcoin — ed.) is associated with the revival of interest in the hard forks Segwit2x. Despite the fact that its implementation was delayed, there still remain groups of people who are planning to complete hardwork. As a result, capital flows from other cryptocurrencies in bitcoin…», — quotes Bloomberg the head of research Department Capital Blockchain Spencer Bogart (Bogart Spencer).

As at 11.12 GMT bitcoin on Bitfinex team was down by 2.44% and was trading around 7.7 thousand dollars on OKCoin — 2.97%, to 7.8 thousands of dollars on Poloniex — on 2,54%, to 7.7 thousand dollars.

The alternative cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash on Bitfinex has grown by 29.92% and reached the level of 1.2 thousand dollars, at the exchange Poloniex cryptocurrency climbed 28,94%, to 1,2 thousand dollars.