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Bitcoin rises 9.5% to $47,980.97

Oct 1 (Reuters) - Bitcoin was up 9.46% at $47,980.97 as of at 20:12 GMT on Friday, adding $4,146.54 to its previous close.

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 73.3% from the year’s low of $27,734 on Jan. 4.

Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 10.08% to $3,303.04 on Friday, adding $302.45 to its previous close. (Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru)

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