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The bitcoin reaches a record price of $ 9,400 after the "Black Friday"

The bitcoin virtual currency traded today for more than $ 9,400, a new record boosted by Thanksgiving and the holiday of consumption of "Black Friday", informed the American channel CNBC.

New York, Nov 26 (EFE) .- The virtual bitcoin currency was quoted during today's day to more than $ 9,400, a new record boosted by Thanksgiving and the holiday of the consumption of "Black Friday", reported the US channel CNBC.

The bitcoin rose more than 8% and reached 9,484.91 dollars, according to CoinDesk; it also reached a milestone this Sunday when it reached 485 dollars, according to CoinMarketCap.

This is the first time that the bitcoin exceeds the $ 9,000 barrier, so the capitalization of the market of cryptocurrencies is 285,000 million dollars, of which this currency represents 151,000 million, indicates CoinDesk.

The most popular virtual currency it closed 2016 below $ 1,000 and has skyrocketed its value in recent weeks: in mid-October it was just over $ 5,000.

CEO of the BKCM firm, Brian Kelly, told CNBC that this latest rise seems to be driven by retail sales in recent days and the time of meetings relatives.

"As an anecdote, everyone I spoke with in the cryptocurrency community told me that at the table, at Thanksgiving, the bitcoin was talked about, and that inspired many relatives to buy it, "he said.

A provider of services related to this currency, Coinbase, registered 100,000 new accounts between Wednesday and Friday, up to a total 13.1 million, according to data collected by the Altana Digital Currency Fund, which cites the channel.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) plans to launch a new index in mid-December of bitcoin futures, as announced a couple of weeks ago by its CEO and president, Terry Duffy.

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