Extending its 2021 rally, Bitcoin reached fresh heights on Tuesday (April 13).
The digital currency hit $62,741 a day ahead of Coinbase's initial public offering.
The largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange's listing on the Nasdaq is considered a landmark victory for cryptocurrency advocates.
Bitcoin, the world's biggest cryptocurrency, is gaining mainstream acceptance as an investment and a means of payment.
Smaller rival Ethereum also reached a record high of $2,205.
Major firms including BNY Mellon, Mastercard and Tesla are among those to have embraced or invested in cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin topped $60,000 early last month, fueled by Tesla's move to buy $1.5 billion of the digital currency for its balance sheet.
The multi-fold rise in cryptocurrencies is also driven by investors seeking high-yielding assets amid low interest rates.