Bitcoin Price Spikes After NYSE Trading Was Halted

By Joseph AdinolfiMarketWatch Pulse

The price of a bitcoin spiked Wednesday soon after trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted because of a technical glitch. One bitcoin was trading just below $268 when trading was halted at 11:32 a.m, according to the Coindesk bitcoin index, a bitcoin-price aggregator. It quickly shot up to a session high of $272.26 before trimming its gains slightly. The exchange has said that trading was halted because of a technical glitch. It has yet to resume. Bitcoin was up slightly on the day ahead of the halt. It was last up 1.9% on the day.

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