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Ether bursts past $4,000; other cryptos firm

Ether bursts past $4,000; other cryptos firm

05/09/2021 23:13
Ether bursts past $4,000; other cryptos firm

- Cryptocurrency ether ETH= broke past $4,000 on Monday, hitting a record high for the third consecutive session.

Ether, traded using the ethereum blockchain, has soared almost 450% in 2021. It last bought $4,038 on the Binance exchange.

Bitcoin BTC=BTSP rose roughly 2% to hit a three-week high.

Dogecoin, launched as a parody cryptocurrency, steadied around 54 U.S. cents after dropping as low as 41.6 cents after Tesla boss and crypto enthusiast Elon Musk described it as a "hustle" during a television appearance. nL1N2MW08W

(Reporting by Tom Westbrook in Singapore and Stanley White in Tokyo; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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