• Bitcoin hit $40,085 on Sunday, its highest in almost a year and a half, fueled by bets that U.S. regulators will soon approve stock-market traded bitcoin funds.
  • Bitcoin was up 1.55 percent at 2234 GMT, adding $611 to its previous close.
  • Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 51.1 percent from the year’s low of $26,533 on Oct. 11.