Bitcoin tops $68,000 as it nears 2021 all-time high

Bitcoin jumped to start the week, edging even closer to its all-time high after the rally took a breather over the weekend.

The flagship cryptocurrency was last higher by 9% at $68,635.20, according to Coin Metrics. At one point, it rose to as much as $68,848.62, its highest level since November 2021 — the last time it reached a record. Ether advanced more than 5% to $3,650.59.