Bitcoin broke above $20,000 on Tuesday for the first time in about a week, as cryptocurrencies bounced, along with other risk-sensitive assets, in Asian trade.
The biggest cryptocurrency by market value, bitcoin, was up more than 5 per cent at $20,286. The second-biggest, ether, rose 4 per cent to a one-week high of $1,389.
In the broader market, the dollar eased slightly after soaring to fresh heights on Monday.
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