The world’s top-performing digital currency has jumped by more than 50 percent in value in the past week, rising to $13,500.
Bitcoin, which has surged by more $300 in the space of a few hours, was first traded in December 2009 and now trades at about $15,000 per coin.
The digital currency’s value has grown as a result of soaring interest in it by many businesses around the world, including online retailers, governments and corporations, and in some cases, by some of its main investors.
Bitcoin is an online cryptocurrency that trades on an online market known as “Bitcoin Exchange.”
It is the first cryptocurrency that uses a peer-to-peer network to move transactions without relying on centralized exchanges.
Bitcoin’s value soared in recent days amid worries about the future of its future as regulators in the United States and elsewhere have begun cracking down on its value.
Some investors in the digital currency are calling on the government to allow the cryptocurrency to be used in some of the country’s financial institutions.
In the United Kingdom, bitcoin has surged as much as 4,700 percent over the past 24 hours, with the value now more than $17,000, according to data provider CoinDesk.
The rise of bitcoin, however, has been fueled in part by concerns that regulators in China and other countries are taking steps to restrict the use of the digital currencies by banks and other financial institutions, according and other data providers.
Bitcoin was first introduced in 2009 by a Chinese programmer, Satoshi Nakamoto.
Its value soared after Nakamoto, who died in 2013, claimed the technology was secure and could be used to move money.
In China, the government has tried to ban bitcoin use for at least five years, and bitcoin’s value and volatility have soared, according an AP analysis of data from the People’s Bank of China.
China’s central bank has taken steps to curb the value of bitcoin over the last year, banning it from some online payment platforms and banning exchanges from selling it.
The government has not yet issued a definitive decision on whether the currency is legal.
But China has been a major buyer of bitcoin in recent years, particularly as its central bank tried to curb its growth in an effort to curb capital outflows from the yuan, which is used as a reserve currency in China.
Since its debut in 2009, bitcoin’s market value has more than doubled.
The cryptocurrency has surged more than 500 percent in the last two years, to about $9,800 per coin, according the cryptocurrency tracker CoinDesk, which tracks cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin has been traded on the exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase, Coinbase, Kraken and the Winklevoss twins, which own the popular digital currency bitcoin exchange Coinbase.
The value of one bitcoin is worth about $3,800, according CoinMarketCap, while a single bitcoin is valued at about about $14,000.
Bitcoin prices can fluctuate sharply and have been hit by a variety of factors including the rise of Chinese government pressure and the U.S. government’s crackdown on bitcoin, including a new $4,000 fine for an individual trading in the cryptocurrency.
China has banned the use in some financial institutions of bitcoin.
The country’s central government is also trying to prevent its citizens from using the cryptocurrency for foreign exchange transactions.
China will also not be allowed to regulate bitcoin trading directly through the countrys central bank, a decision that will be challenged in the U, European Union, U.K., Japan and elsewhere, according a statement by the country.