On October 20th, the Bitcoin price achieved a new all-time high at $6,054.
Bitcoin price chart on bitcoinwisdom.com
As shown from the chart of the Bitfinex exchange, the highest volume BTC/USD exchange, in the last few hours there has been an abrupt increase in trading volume, thanks to which the price of "digital gold" has surged.
Indeed, it seems like hardly anything can stop Bitcoin: in the last month, China banned ICOs and Bitcoin exchanges, South Korea banned ICOs, while the US SEC stepped up scrutiny of ICOs. And nothing of it really matters.
Bitcoin price chart on coinmarketcap.com
At the time of writing, the top cryptocurrency price is just slightly lower and is about $5979.76, its market capitalization is $99,479,508,611.
Obviously, rates are rising in anticipation of the upcoming hardfork. We'll keep you updated.