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Bitcoin rises 6.2 percent to $60,791

FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo/File Photo

(Reuters) – Bitcoin surged 6.15 % to $60,790.56 on Saturday, adding $3,519.52 to its previous close.

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 119.2% from the year’s low of $27,734 on January 4.

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Bitcoin rises 6.6% to $61,074

FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo/File Photo

(Reuters) – Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, rose 6.64% to $61,073.71 on Saturday, adding $3,802.67 to its previous close.

Bitcoin is up 120.2% from the year’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.

Bitcoin rises 6.6% to $61,074

FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo/File Photo

(Reuters) – Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, rose 6.64% to $61,073.71 on Saturday, adding $3,802.67 to its previous close.

Bitcoin is up 120.2% from the year’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.

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New ED takes charge at Union Bank

Nitesh Ranjan has taken charge as ED of the Union Bank of India.

He had started his career with the Food Corporation of India before moving to Andhra Bank. He holds a a post-graduate degree in economics and has completed a leadership development programme from IIM-Bangalore.

Bitcoin hits $60,000 in record high

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, on Saturday crossed a record high of $60,000.

Bitcoin has risen sharply this year, broadly outperforming conventional asset classes, partly due to broader acceptance as a form of payment.

Raising money

In recent weeks, companies have taken advantage of its strength to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in funding, capitalising on improved market sentiment.

A $1.5-billion bitcoin bet last month by Tesla saw Elon Musk’s electric car company join business software firm MicroStrategy and Twitter boss Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square in swapping some traditional cash reserves for the digital coin.

Coinbase, the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, filed last month for a Nasdaq listing. Regulatory approval would represent a landmark victory for cryptocurrency advocates seeking mainstream endorsement.

Amid rising customer demand to own and invest in bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Group said it is exploring how to serve those clients while remaining on the right side of regulation. It recently restarted a cryptocurrency trading desk and this month it started dealing bitcoin futures and non-deliverable forwards.

Rick Pitino is back in the NCAA Tournament – with the Iona Gaels

Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Rick Pitino is heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since he lost his high-profile job at Louisville four years ago. 

Pitino, now the head coach at Iona, piloted the Gaels (12-5) to a Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament final victory, defeating Fairfield 60-51 on Saturday to receive the MAAC's automatic bid and be among the 68 teams set to play in Indianapolis next week.  

Iona finished in third place in the regular season, going 6-3 in league play. The Gaels had more than a month of postponements due to COVID-19, not playing all of January. Pitino was one of the outspoken coaches critical of the NCAA for starting the season in late November amid the height of the coronavirus pandemic.