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Bitcoin Soars Toward Another Benchmark: $10,000

Bitcoin prices have spiked since October — and the cryptocurrency is now closing in on $10,000, leading the way for digital currencies that have seen huge gains in 2017. Source: Dan Kitwood

Bitcoin's price has already spiked more than 1,000 percent in the past 12 months. Now it's flirting with another milestone: a $10,000 price for a single unit of the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin's rise has been both meteoric and volatile, with surges in

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