Bitcoin was higher, pushing toward the upper edge of its recent range between about $14,700 and $15,600.
“The positive sentiment towards bitcoin has not gone away,” said Denis Vinokourov, head of research at crypto prime broker Bequant.
In traditional markets, Asian shares tumbled, led by Alibaba and Tencent, as Chinese government issues regulations designed to curb growing influence of big tech companies. European shares were up, and U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open. Gold…