WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - The value of digital currency bitcoin has surged and hit record high of over $2,100 on Monday.
In 2017, bitcoin prices have increased 125 percent and over 65 percent in a month.
Rise in value of bitcoins is attributed to policy changes in Japan and China that have made it easier to trade in bitcoins.
Bitcoin emerged in 2008 and is a digital currency based around cryptography.
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