Bitcoin started the session today at $5,439, before rising sharply to the new high in just 2 hours 45 minutes. Today's low was $5,396.
The new price record comes just hours after setting new highs with a strong move beyond $5,000 yesterday. For the week, Bitcoin is up over 30%.
Ether and Litecoin are also seeing positive price moves, having registered 5% and 15% growth over the last 24 hours respectively.
The combined market cap for all cryptocurrencies is once again climbing towards the Sept. 1 high of $172.5 billion, peaking this morning at $171.94 billion. Bitcoin's market cap is today $95.5 billion, over 55% of the total market.