Last year, bitcoin closed at $6,443.22 as it tore toward a record high of near $20,000 hit in December.
Bitcoin may be maturing into a period of relatively boring stability after a volatile last few months: Experts
Bitcoin rallied 25 percent in April after crashing 70 percent from a high near $20,000 late last year.
While bitcoin has added another fifth to its value since Monday, trading has been slightly calmer than the wild price swings the market seen recently.
“Promises of bitcoin futures opening the door to institutional money are supercharging the price,” said Charles Hayter, founder of Cryptocompare.
Bitcoin has been on a particularly wild ride, sliding at the end of last week to as low as $5,555 after plans for Segwit2x were suspended.
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) warned that it may regulate some fundraisings done through digital currencies.
Bitcoin's miners have signaled their support for the so-called Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 91, avoiding a split of bitcoin into two blockchains.
Bitcoin surged as much as 3 percent on Tuesday on the Europe-based Bitstamp exchange, where trading is dollar-denominated.