Ether Trades Above $500 For The First Time Since July 2018

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(CoinDesk)

Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency ether has jumped to 28-month highs, taking year-to-date gains to nearly 290%.

The second-largest cryptocurrency by market value crossed above $500 soon before press time to reach the highest level since July 18, 2018, according to the CoinDesk 20.

The move has happened alongside bitcoin’s rise to 35-month highs above $18,400.

While ether is still 185% short of its record high of $1,433, bitcoin needs to rally just 10% from the current price of $18,260 to challenge its lifetime high of $20,000 reached in December 2017.

Ether has gained 6% in the past 24 hours, while bitcoin has increased by over 4%. Other alternative cryptocurrencies like litecoin and bitcoin cash have scored double-digit gains.

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