1. Bitcoin Jumps Above $1,000 for First Time in Three Years News

    Bitcoin Jumps Above $1,000 for First Time in Three Years News

    Digital currency bitcoin kicked off the new year by jumping above $1,000 for the first time in three years late on Sunday, having outperformed all central-bank-issued currencies with a 125 percent climb in 2016. Bitcoin — a web-based “cryptocurrency” that has no central authority, relying instead on thousands of computers across the world that validate transactions and add new bitcoins to the system — jumped 2.5% to $1,022 on the Europe-based Bitstamp exchange, its highest since December 2013...

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