Bitcoin continues to rise, exceeding the $60.000 mark for the first time, according to analysts from the $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan to address the effects of the US-approved coronavirus pandemic.


According to Coinbase, the cryptocurrency reached $60.197 on Saturday morning and continued to move around this symbolic limit in the afternoon.


Bitcoin has tripled in value in the last three months: in mid-December it was worth $20.000, while less than a month ago it exceeded the limit of $50.000.


The digital currency is up by 963% over the last year, and it surpassed $1 trillion last week in market capitalisation, for the second time this year.