A few hours earlier, the bitcoin price topped $67,000.

On Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume, bitcoin rose by 5 percent in the past 24 hours to a maximum of $68,400.

The Bitcoin price has been on the rise for the fourth day in a row.

Launched in 2009, Bitcoin is the world’s first decentralised cryptocurrency, a type of digital asset that uses public-key cryptography to record, sign and send transactions over a special technology - the Bitcoin blockchain.