Mar 8, 2024 - Economy

Bitcoin highs are complicated

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Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Bitcoin broke $70,000 today... or did it?

Why it matters: It's been a week of all-time highs and round-number milestones for fans of the world's oldest cryptocurrency — but declaring these numbers in the first place can be more art than science.

Between the lines: At what price bitcoin peaked depends on the platform — numbers vary across exchanges, writes Axios' Crystal Kim.

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