A leap over 4% for the largest cryptocurrency in the world, the Bitcoin, whose total value exceeded 1.82 trillion dollars on Monday, as investors move away from equities amid rising coronavirus cases worldwide.


The most popular cryptocurrency reached $58.300, approaching its all-time high of $61.000, which was achieved earlier in March, according to Coinbase.


Ethereum gained 5.6% to $1.767, while XRP gained 3.7% to $0.56. Litecoin is up by 7.6% at $195.50.


Earlier, Visa announced that it would allow the use of Bitcoin to clear transactions in its payment network.


This is the latest in a series of indications that digital currencies are gaining recognition by major financial services companies.