Bitcoin Prices Rise 15% to Reach Post Mt. Gox Crisis High

The price of bitcoin is up more than 15% today on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), having reached a high of $677.58 before settling to $659.50 at press time.

The $659 figure was roughly $90 more than the opening price of $560, and marked the highest CoinDex BPI prices observed since mid-February, when troubled bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was removed from the average amid escalating concern about its financial state.