Bitcoin price soars above $5,000 to record high

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, has smashed through $5,000 to a new all-time high. Bitcoin is now trading at $5,186 compared with $966 at the start of the year. The digital currency has soared 750% in the past year, and is now worth four times as much as an ounce of gold. But the price has been volatile.” (10/12/17)

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/12/bitcoin-price-5000-cryptocurrency-gold-bubble