The bitcoin exchange rate increased by 12.1 percent to 20.2 thousand dollars:[i]The cost of bitcoin has increased by more than 12 percent and exceeded the figure of 20 thousand dollars, according to data from the Binance exchange.As of 23:14 Moscow time, bitcoin increased by 12.1 percent to 20.2 thousand dollars.Earlier, on June 19, the bitcoin exchange rate fell below 17 thousand dollars, which is the minimum since the end of 2020. The Ethereum exchange rate fell by about 19 percent to $881, which was the lowest since January 2021.Both leaders of the cryptocurrency market have fallen by more than 70 percent compared to the historical highs recorded in early November 2021.Earlier in a conversation with Lenta.[u]" economist Nikolai Kulbaka explained that the fall of bitcoin is due to the loss of interest in it. "This is an asset whose value is determined by how much people want to consider it a valuable asset. Therefore, its fluctuations will be, and will be large throughout the entire time of its existence," the specialist said.