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Bitcoin Cash reaches record high value

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The new offshoot of Bitcoin has dropped in value after reaching a record high yesterday which saw the cryptocurrency peak at over $1,000. 

Last month a group of Bitcoin miners (opens in new tab) began to use different software to mine the cryptocurrency and as a result Bitcoin cash (opens in new tab) was created.  On Friday of last week, the offshoot was able to surge by 40 per cent in a single day and it reached $600.  However, Bitcoin cash has also been rather volatile during its short existence and it went as low as $293 on Thursday. 

The new cryptocurrency has quickly become the third largest digital currency and it currently sits in third place with ethereum in second and bitcoin still leading the charge. 

Last week bitcoin was able to reach a record high of $4,500 though as of Monday it is trading around $4,099. 

Cryptocurrencies (opens in new tab) are slowly winning the favor of mainstream investors who now see them as viable option for future investment.  

While this vote of confidence can been as beneficial for digital currencies as a whole it has led to their prices skyrocketing in recent weeks. 

Image Credit: Julia Tsokur / Shutterstock

After getting his start at ITProPortal and then working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches to how to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.