Bitcoin (BTC) has risen to new 2019 highs, continuing its advance after it broke above the $6,000 barrier on Thursday.

The original cryptocurrency spent the better part of yesterday’s session moving on an upward trajectory. The coin topped the $6,000 mark during the opening hours of the session and then continued to advance to secure a stable position above that level. The coin finished the session at $6,174.53, well above its opening level of $5,982.32.

BTC has managed to further extend its gains in today’s trading. Thanks to the continuing rally, the Bitcoin price rose to as high as $6,353.80 earlier in the session, which was its highest level since November 14. The coin has pulled back to slightly lower levels in more recent trading and is currently trading at around $6,300, according to data from digital currency tracker Coinmarketcap.

Renewed confidence

Over the past few day Bitcoin has managed to outperform the wider digital coin market by a significant margin. As a result, the Bitcoin dominance, a measure that tracks…

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