Market Extra: Bitcoin hits milestone of $1,000 as 2017 begins

As 2017 kicked off, and with the bulk of other financial markets closed, Bitcoin took the stage, hitting a fresh milestone atop $1,000.

A single Bitcoin US:BTCUSD was trading at $1,025 Monday morning, according to pricing data from Coin Market Cap. Other big exchanges such as Bitfinex, Kraken and Coinbsae showed the cryptocurrency topped $1,000 late Sunday, according to a report from Bitcoin.com.

The fresh high for Bitcoin is now trading at levels not seen since November 2013. The digital currency rose more than 100% in 2016, and some expect the price could reach as much as $3,000 in 2017.

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