Bitcoin sets fresh record above $3,500; ether trades higher

Bitcoin traded higher on Tuesday, carving out a fresh record above $3,500 and reaching a market value approaching $60 billion at its best levels.

A single bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.03% most recently was trading at $3,477.93, up 0.5%, touching an intraday peak of $3,525.04 and bringing its value to about $56.9 billion, while ether tokens on the ethereum network were up 5.3%, fetching $281.04, according to data from digital-currency site Coindesk.com.

Check out a chart of bitcoin’s year-to-date climb below:

Source: CoinMarketcap.com

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