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Bitcoin rises 5.4% to $36,361.69

FILE PHOTO: Illustration of Bitcoin

(Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 5.44% to $36,361.69 on Tuesday, adding $1,874.58 to its previous close.

The world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency is up 31.1% from the year's low of $27,734 hit on Jan. 4.

Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, gained 6.53% to $2,218.39, adding $135.93 to its previous close.

(Reporting by Vishal Vivek in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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