Bitcoin rises 5.3% to $30,205

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May 19 (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 5.33% to $30,204.92 at 2201 GMT on Thursday, adding $1,530.09 to its previous close.

The world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency is up 18.9% from the year's low of $25,401.05 on May 12.

Ether , the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 5.03% to $2,007.48 on Thursday, adding $96.07 to its previous close.

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Reporting by Shivam Patel in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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