On the last business day of the week, bitcoin (BTC) reached a new high for the year, at US$26,891, and may still break today the level of US$27,000, unheard of since early June last year.
In the last seven days, the cryptocurrency has already accumulated a gain of almost 32%.
The appreciation occurred after the bailout of banks in the U.S. and Europe, which brought relief to risk assets as a whole and the prospect of a smaller tightening of interest rates to contain inflation.
The largest of the cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, faced until yesterday difficulty . . .