Bitcoin trades above $5,000 for first time ever - REUTERS
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time ever on Thursday, jumping as much as 7 percent to chalk up its biggest daily rise in over two weeks.
A Bitcoin and Dollar notes are seen in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
Bitcoin, the original and still the biggest cryptocurrency, has been on a tear recently, rallying nearly 75 percent in barely a month.
It has chalked up a more than fivefold increase in price since the start of the year.
Reporting by Jamie McGeever; Editing by Sujata Rao