This week Bitcoin eclipsed $1,400 for the first time, while Ethereum surpassed $80 for the first time. A number of governments globally are considering the legalization of these cyptocurrencies, which could further spur adoption.
Growing acceptance of digital currencies is helping to push prices higher MarketWatch photo illustration/Everett Collection Two of the world’s most popular digital currencies rose to records on Monday, with the Bitcoin price eclipsing the $1,400 level for the first time ever. Ethereum, the world’s second-largest digital token, climbed above $80 for the first time. Both currencies have surged since the beginning of the year as investors remain optimistic that the Securities and Exchange Commission could soon approve the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund after saying last week that it would reconsider an earlier rejection.