A year ago, Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity since it was invented, was worth less than a dollar.
Now, the currency has more than doubled in value.
And the price of a single Bitcoin has increased by more than 500 percent since the beginning of this year.
Now some of the biggest players in the digital currency market are making the leap into the virtual world, investing in the technology behind the currency.
It’s been a year since the first Bitcoin was introduced to the public, and some of its biggest investors and players are taking a significant step towards the next phase of its rise.
Some are investing in an ICO, which is a virtual currency created by a startup.
In other cases, they are investing directly in the cryptocurrency itself.
They are investing to buy Bitcoin-like digital assets that are backed by real money and that can be traded and transferred without any middlemen.
The price of Bitcoin rose from $0.0042 to $0:0038, the highest ever on record.
It has also doubled in price since January 1, 2018, according to CoinMarketCap.
But as with all digital currencies, it is still a volatile market, and the gains have not translated into gains for many.
The biggest gainer is Bittrex, a London-based exchange that offers an exchange rate-tracked Bitcoin to U.S. dollars.
It reported last week that its average daily trading volume was $4,200, up from $3,300 in February and $3 to $4 per day in February 2017.
On Wednesday, Bittex reported its daily trading volumes for March, a period that included the launch of Bitcoin futures.
It increased the volume to $14,000 from $8,000 a day earlier.
Bittox is another exchange that is also taking a substantial step in the direction of virtual currencies.
It reports daily trading values for March.
It is the first major exchange to make such a jump, and analysts are skeptical about the market’s future.
“It’s hard to see how this will ever be sustainable,” said Josh Altman, chief executive officer of blockchain technology company Chain.com.
The rise of virtual coins Bittx, Bex and Bitstamp are the three largest exchanges for the digital cryptocurrency.
Bex is one of the most well-known exchanges in the world, but it has not taken a significant investment in the Bitcoin space.
It started out with only one trading volume in early 2018, and has had to curtail that to focus on its core business of buying and selling Bitcoin.
Bitstamps trading volume peaked at $3 million in early September, according the company’s SEC filings.
On Friday, Bitstamped raised $1 million in Series A funding from private investors, including hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer.
The company also has raised $100 million in capital.
The Bex team is working to open a new office in New York, and is in talks with other Bitcoin companies about expanding their operations.
The other major exchange that has taken a substantial investment in virtual currencies is Binance, a Chinese Bitcoin exchange that operates as a subsidiary of a group of large Chinese exchanges.
It also has the largest trading volume for the cryptocurrency.
It raised $25 million in investment from the private equity firm Tiger Global, and plans to expand its business to other virtual currencies in the future.
The virtual currency industry has been a hotbed of speculation for months now, but Bitcoin’s surge has not yet made its way into mainstream headlines.
But a surge in Bitcoin’s price on Wednesday, while it may be volatile, is no doubt good news for those who believe that virtual currencies are here to stay.
“Bitcoin is the new gold, and gold is the way to go, but this is not the only way to get to gold,” said Brian Armstrong, chief economist at research firm eMarketer.
“This is an incredible opportunity for virtual currencies and a great opportunity for everyone.”
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