Bitcoin Breaks Record. Now Worth More Than Gold

Bitcoin Breaks Record. Now Worth More Than Gold

One unit of so-called digital gold is now worth more than an ounce of the real thing.

The price of a single bitcoin US:BTCUSD  rose to an all-time high of $1,251.32 on Thursday, surpassing the price of a single ounce of gold, according to CoinDesk’s bitcoin price index. Bitcoin traded on certain Chinese exchanges briefly overtook gold in early February. But this is the first time in the digital currency’s eight-year history that it has done so according to most widely used bitcoin-price benchmarks.

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