Bitcoin soars to new high above $8,300 after $30 million crypto hack


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  • Bitcoin soared to a new all-time high Tuesday above $8,300 per coin.
  • The coin recovered losses it incurred after a different cryptocurrency announced a $30.9 million hack. 

Bitcoin’s upward climbed continued unabated Monday morning. 

The cryptocurrency blew past Monday’s record high of $8,285 to $8,368 Tuesday morning, trading up 1.24%. It gave up some of those gains and was trading at $8,289 just before noon ET

The coin was sent in a tailspin after news broke that cryptocurrency firm, Tether, was hacked. 

Tether, which created a cryptocurrency called USDT that is pegged to the dollar, said in a blog post on Tuesday that «funds were improperly removed from the Tether treasury wallet through malicious action by an external attacker.»

The US-based company said $30,950,010 was taken Sunday.

Th news dragged the price of bitcoin down by nearly $450 early Tuesday, according to CoinDesk data.

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