At 13:13 TMG (same time in Lisbon), bitcoin was worth $ 30,823.30, according to data from the Bloomberg agency.
The cryptocurrency had reached the $ 20,000 level for the first time on December 16 and has since continued to rise, encouraged by the interest of the big fund managers.
On December 31, it surpassed the $ 29,000 barrier and reached a new historic high ($ 29,292.47), but then retreated.
“The risk appetite” that is reflected in the purchases of this cryptocurrency “remains untamed”, according to a note from Germany-based independent analyst Timo Emden, director of Emden Research.
For the same analyst, with this dynamic “new historical maxims may follow”.