Digital currencies traded higher Friday in New York, looking to erase losses from earlier in the week.The No. 1 virtual currency, bitcoin traded back above $9,000, consolidating above critical support between $8,500 and $9,000. Bitcoin futures finished the week on a winning note. The Cboe’s May contract finished up 0.6% at $9,150 and the CME Group Inc. April contract which settled Friday, closed at $9,231, up 4.2% on the day.
Ether climbed 1% to $642.00.
Altcoins were in the green Friday. Bitcoin Cash added 1.9% to $1,388.50.
Litecoin was unchanged at $150.89.
Ripple traded at 85 cents, up 1%.