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Bitcoin surges above $15,000 after climbing $2,000 in 12 hours

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bitcoin rocketed above $15,000 for the first time on Thursday, after adding more than $2,000 to its price in fewer than 12 hours. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has seen a more than fifteenfold surge in its value since the start of the year. It climbed to as high as $15,344 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange around 1420 GMT, leaving it up more than 12 percent on the day, having traded just above $13,000 12 hours earlier. Many market-watchers said the ...

Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

Friday, 17 November 2017

Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours. Talk that the upgrade - which could split or “fork” bitcoin into two versions - would go ahead was driven by a statement on the website of Coinbase, the world’s largest bitcoin company with operations in 32 countries. “The Bitcoin Segwit2x fork is expected to ...

Bitcoin claws back over $1,000 after losing almost a third of value

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1,000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile cryptocurrency. Bitcoin tumbled in the second half of last week, falling as low as $5,555 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange on Sunday, a slide of almost 30 percent from a record high just shy of $7,900 on Wednesday. It rebounded on Monday, trading up more than 14 percent on the day at $6,718, though that was still more than ...

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