Cryptocurrencies were higher on Monday, as Bitcoin rose above the $6,600 mark for the first time in a week.
Cryptocurrency prices advanced on Monday, with most major virtual coins gaining more than 1%. Bitfinex received some attention after reports on the weekend said it obtained a banking partner in HSBC.
The U.S. dollar was higher while the euro was lower as concerns over Italy’s budget plan worried investors.
Volkswagen (DE:VOWG) is close to hiring Citigroup (N:C), Deutsche Bank (DE:DBKGn), Goldman Sachs (N:GS) and JP Morgan (N:JPM) to help with the potential stock market listing of its truck unit Traton, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
The U.S. dollar eased back from earlier highs on Thursday, as 10-year Treasury yields continued to climb.