Bitcoin exceeded $ 24 thousand and reached a new all-time high. On Sunday, December 20, Bitcoin rose by more than 1.31%, and its value for the first time in history rose above $ 24 thousand. This is evidenced by data from the CoinMarketCap portal, which calculates the average price for more than 20 exchanges. So, as of 22:45 Kyiv time, bitcoin rose by 1.90% to $ 24,204, and on the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance by 1.59%, to $ 24,248. Note that bitcoin accounts for approximately 65.6% of the total global cryptocurrency market. The bitcoin rate is growing amid fears and panic around the world. On December 17, it jumped to the maximum in the entire history of the existence of a cryptocurrency – up to $ 23.47 thousand / ₿.