Bitcoin rises 5% to $51,711

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Oct 5 (Reuters) – Bitcoin rose 5.01% to $51,711.21 at 22:01 GMT on Tuesday, including $2,469.07 to its earlier shut.

Bitcoin , the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, is up 86.4% from the 12 months’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.

Ether , the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain community, rose 4.54% to $3,537.56 on Tuesday, including $153.68 to its earlier shut.

Reporting by Mrinmay Dey in Bengaluru

A representation of virtual currency bitcoin is seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo