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Bitcoin sets new record breaking through $13,000 barrier

The price of bitcoin has surged to a new all-time high of $13,000 on Wednesday. The world’s first cryptocurrency has nearly doubled in price over the past month.

Bitcoin has set several records in recent days. Last week, the digital currency hit both the $10,000 and $11,000 levels for the first time, crossing over $12,000 on Tuesday.

The dramatic surge has pushed the market cap of bitcoin to nearly $219 billion, according to industry website CoinMarketCap. The combined value of all the bitcoins in circulation has already exceeded the annual output of entire economies such as Portugal and Qatar.

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