The exchange rate of bitcoin against the U.S. dollar for the first time since 2013, has risen above $1000. This is evidenced by new York stock exchange itBit.
The price of the cryptocurrency on the exchange itBit Monday, January 2, at 05:40 GMT for the first time exceeded the thousandth figure, to $1002,48. After that, the bitcoin exchange rate continued to rise and at the moment 16:06 GMT was $1025,47.
The last time the exchange rate of bitcoin exceeded $1,000 in 2013, when 29 Nov updated the historical maximum value of $1242. After that, the course of bitcoin has fallen sharply, and in this regard, in September 2015, the head of Sberbank German Gref said that of all the world’s currencies are stronger than the ruble devalued only one bitcoin.
27 Dec bitcoin peaked in January of 2014. Then he was traded at the exchange at a price of $933,73. Since the beginning of 2016, the rate of bitcoin has increased more than twice — from $433 to $933.
Virtual currency bitcoin appeared in 2009. It can be used for electronic financial transactions, including the purchase in online stores of real goods or services. In addition, there is the opportunity to exchange bitcoins to one of the traditional currencies via a special platform for trading. From September 2015 the cryptocurrency exchange is officially a commodity.