Bitcoin has breached the $15,000 mark Thursday morning in London, extending the digital currency’s record-breaking surge, Business Insider reported.
Bitcoin hit $15,000 at around 10.50 a.m. GMT (5.50 a.m. ET). The passing of the symbolic level comes around 12 hours after bitcoin cleared $14,000 for the first time.
Bitcoin has now risen by over $3,000 over the last 36 hours and has gained well over 1,000% across 2017.
The total value of the entire cryptocurrency market has now passed $400 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.com. Bitcoin represents 63% of the value of the entire market.