Cryptocurrency prices traded mixed on Thursday, with a number of the prominent digital currencies taking a breather after recording double-digit gains so far this week.
The No. 1 digital currency, bitcoin
is in the green Thursday, touching an intraday high of $9,961.59, a 5.2% rise. It has since settled back, to trade at $9,678.14.
Elsewhere, Ether is unchanged at $923.98, while bitcoin cash is lower by 1.3% at $1,344.71, Litecoin—after yesterdays surge—added to its gains, rising 6.5% at $227.23. Meanwhile, Ripple slipped by 1.35% at $1.13, according to research and news site CoinDesk.
Traders are eyeing a key psychological level for bitcoin at $10,000, with February traditionally representing a bullish month for the cyber unit, rising by at least 15% in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Overall, the broader digital-currency market stands at $466 billion, following a strong week for the group.