Published on May 19th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Just $100 to Go Until Bitcoin Doubles its Price in 2017.
The price of bitcoin has hit a new high on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), reaching an $1,902 average across global exchanges.
While one in a string of new all-time highs the digital currency has so far set in 2017, this one is perhaps notable as it means the price is now within striking distance of $2,000, a figure that would effectively find the asset doubling in value in 2017.
Bitcoin traded for just over $1,000 on 1st January, but has edged up sharply amid increasing media exposure for its technology and those in the wider blockchain tech sector.
Indeed, on at least two exchanges – Poloniex and Bitfinex – the price was even hovering just over $1,960.
Year-over-year, the price of bitcoin is up 300%, having risen to $1,900, up from $453 on 18th May, 2016.