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What's Behind Bitcoin's All-Time High Value : NPR

The value of digital currency bitcoin has skyrocketed. But what is bitcoin and is it just a bubble? Timothy Lee of Ars Technica explains to NPR's Scott Simon.

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The value of bitcoin rose this week to over $15,000. A what? - a coin, a bit? The digital currency has fluctuated since it was introduced in 2009. And just talking about bitcoin right now, here on NPR, could affect its...

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Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading - npr.org

On their first day of trading, bitcoin futures surged past $18,000, adding to a streak for the digital currency that began the year at just $1,000 and has nearly tripled in value over the past month alone.

Reuters reports that bitcoin futures, traded through the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), saw January contracts, which opened at $15,460 in New York on Sunday evening, leap to a high of...

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What's Behind Bitcoin's Recent Price Surge? : NPR

What's Behind Bitcoin's Recent Price Surge?

What's Behind Bitcoin's Recent Price Surge?

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The bitcoin value has soared recently and continues to rise as more and more people invest in the currency. NPR's Michel Martin asks business writer Roben Farzad what's behind the sudden skyrocketing value.

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So while we're talking about money, you may have heard over the last few...

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