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Bitcoin trades above $5,000 for first time ever - REUTERS
October 12 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever on Thursday, jumping as much as 7 percent to chalk up its biggest daily rise in over two weeks.
Bitcoin, the original and still the biggest cryptocurrency, has been on a tear recently, rallying nearly 75 percent in barely a month.
It has chalked up a more than fivefold increase in price since the start of the year.