The remarkable trajectory of bitcoin continued on Monday as the digital currency gained another 25% and trading was halted twice after making its futures trading debut on the Chicago Board Options Exchange at the weekend.
At the closing bell, the Bloomberg commodity index was ahead by 0.25% to 84.01, at roughly a two-month low, alongside a 0.11% advance for the US dollar spot index to 93.90.
Sterling came under pressure again as markets continued to wait for a possible breakthrough in negotiations between Westminister and the DUP on the Irish question - albeit amid some scepticism - ahead of a Sunday deadline to reach a deal with Brussels in order to move forward on trade negotiations.
A large build in US gasoline stockpiles weighed on the entire energy complex, helping to send a key gauge for the entire asset class to a two-month low.
Commodities were lower almost across-the-board following news that US Senate Republicans had clinched passage of their tax cut package in that chamber at the weekend.
European Union legislation to clamp down on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is expected withing coming weeks over concerns they are being used to launder money and evade tax.
The pound's month long rally was still very much in play on Thursday as news of a Northern Ireland border resolution deal filtered through.
Digital currency Bitcoin showcased its major volatility as its value dropped by more than $1,000 in 10 minutes overnight, in a matter of hours after capping a meteoric rise to over $10,000 amid some calls for it to be banned.
Gold managed to break it's tight $7 range on Wednesday, on the back of positive US data, breaking support at $1,291.
Wednesday saw sterling managing to push higher against the dollar, boosted by optimism surround the divorce bill Britain has agreed to pay the EU in preparation for leaving the bloc.
Tuesday saw the greenback firm up against a basket of currencies, as the dollar index managed to climb 0.27% to 93.152 by 1515 GMT as Fed chair designate Jerome Powell addressed the Senate Committee in Washington.
The South African rand left some traders with a bit of 'whip-saw' as the currency jumped back even after Standard&Poor's downgraded the nation's long-term sovereign debt rating by one notch to BB, or 'junk'.
Commodities were mostly higher outside of copper and the agricultural space.
Bitcoin skyrocketed above the $9,700 mark on Monday, with analysts and speculators eyeing the $10,000 mark as the cryptocurrency's seemingly inexorable rise continues.
Commodities put on a mixed performance on Friday despite weakness in the Greenback, amid a sharp drop in natural gas futures and a dip in gold which traders attributed to a pick-up in risk appetite.
Sterling gained slightly at the end of the week, helped by a degree of optimism surrounding the first phase of the Brexit negotiations with Brussels and somewhat increased doubts regarding the pace of monetary policy tightening in the States in 2018.
The greenback weakened against a basket of currencies on Thursday with the dollar index dropping 0.11% to 93.117 by 1715 GMT, it's lowest level in more than a month.
News out for the UK on Thursday showed second estimate GDP quarter/quarter came in as expected, 0.4%, while the latest minutes from the European Central Bank (ECB) eluded to a discussion about cutting the current bong buying programme.
The pound received a boost higher on Wednesday following the delivery of the Chancellor's budget, while the greenback fell for a second day.
Gold advanced on Tuesday, up from strong support at $1,275 seen two sessions ago, as the US dollar fell 0.13% to 93.955 against a basket of currencies.