Bitcoin rises 4.4 percent to $46,499

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(Reuters) – Bitcoin surged 4.41% to $46,499.29 at 22:07 GMT on Sunday, adding $1,963.64 to its previous close.

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 41.1% from the year’s low of $32,950.72 on Jan. 24.

Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, surged 3.92% to $3,270.67 on Sunday, adding $123.45 to its previous close.

(Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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