Bitcoin Prices top $2,000 to set new all-time high – Coindesk

12:00, 22 May 2017
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The price of bitcoin surpassed $2,000 for the first time in history today, pushing the cryptocurrency to a fresh, new record amid rising trader interest, according to Coindesk.

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The currency's price rose as much as 2.62% during the session, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) to hit a press time high of $2,019. By rising above $2,000, bitcoin's price has surged more than 100% this year and nearly 125% since hitting an annual low of $891.51 in late March, Coindesk reports.

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Bitcoin prices have even been rising sharply in spite of the cryptocurrency's ongoing scaling dilemma, an ongoing issue with its transaction capacity that members of the bitcoin community have been trying to resolve.

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