Bitcoin Just Shot Past $12,000: Here's What You Need To Know

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Tech boffins who jumped on the Bitcoin bus early have even more reason to smile this morning: the cryptocurrency has rockeed past $12,000 in value. It has now attained a market cap of $200 billion. Here's what newbie investors need to know.

According to a report on TechCrunch, Bitcoin is on a path to clear a value of $13,132 by the end of calendar year 2017 following strong gains over the weekend. It could even go higher. Bear in mind, we're talking about a 'currency' that was valued at a fraction of cent a few years ago. Astonishing.

While its value remains extremely volatile - and a massive crash could be on the cards in the future - the upwards trend shows no signs of slowing down. Analysts predict the good times will continue, at least in the weeks ahead.

If you're reading this and feeling green with envy, don't abandon hope just yet. It's never too late to start investing. Here are some beginner-friendly guides to get you started:

[Via Gizmodo]

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    If anyone cares to follow the prices, https://charts.bitcoin.com/ is a good source, albeit in US dollars. Click through to the various values, and you can tweak the parameters to localise what gets shown.

    Want just this year? Stretch the boundaries of the chart to show just that. This week? Ditto. Its scary looking on a Monday morning and seeing how the price has gone up over the weekend...

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