Bitcoin Price Hits New 2015 High

By Joseph AdinolfiMarketWatch Pulse

The price of one bitcoin rose to its highest level in 2015 on Friday, peaking at $333.40 on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index. It last traded at that level in late December. The digital currency has traded between $200 and $275 for most of the year, according to the CoinDesk index, which incorporates prices from six of the largest bitcoin exchanges. After hitting an all-time high above $1,000 in late 2013, the price of a bitcoin has languished after Mt. Gox, a large bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo, lost a cache of customer bitcoins worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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