© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A representation of bitcoin is seen in an illustration picture taken on June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo
(Reuters) – rose 5.54% to $19,897 at 22:13 GMT on Friday, adding $1,044 to its previous close.
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 20.6% from the year’s low of $16,496 on Jan. 1.
Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 2.98% to $1,458.8 on Friday, adding $42.2 to its previous close.