Bitcoin crosses the $10,000 milestone

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The value of a bitcoin has gone from $10,000 (£7,493).

The virtual currency reached the point of reference for the first time, just days after it passed $9,000.

That caps a remarkable increase in the value of the crypto-currency, which was trading below $1,000 at the beginning of the year.

Some experts believe that the asset is still far from rising, but others say that it represents a speculative bubble with nothing tangible in its core that could erupt at any moment.

The total value of all bitcoins in existence exceeded the $167bn.

What’s behind the Bitcoin gold rush?New heights

Bitcoin reached $1,000 at the end of 2013 and then dipped significantly before initiating a volatile climb to its current value.

It is not entirely clear what has driven the sudden rise in value, especially because in the last few weeks have been marked by the action of some financial regulators to limit its use.

A factor that may have contributed was the headquarters of derivatives market operator CME Group announcement at the beginning of the month in which it plans to launch a Bitcoin future of the product before the end of 2017, which reinforced the confidence in your possibilities.

Another was a decision to drop a controversial plan known as Segwit2x.

This would have altered the way in which Bitcoin is the underlying technology, the blockchain, worked, to help to handle more transactions.

But the risky move to the division of the community.

Many observers of the industry believe that the rapid increase in the value can not be sustained, and expect its value to, suddenly, a sharp fall.

Bitcoins were first produced in 2009 and it took a long time to become accepted as a holder of economic value that can be exchanged for real-world cash.

One of the first transaction involved the use of the 10,000 bitcoins to purchase two pizzas.

The boom that has led to an overall increase in many other virtual currencies.

One, known as Ethereum, is now a value of around $480, but at the start of 2017, every one was worth only $10.

Many others are also trying to benefit from the growing interest in crypto-currencies.

Many malware authors are now trying to install software on the most vulnerable, the web sites that you create or “mine” the coins.

In addition, the scammers have sent false text messages to people’s phones, claiming that they have some of the digital currency in an effort to entice them into opening a dangerous link.