Bitcoin prices have surged nearly 10% since crossing the $800 level.
The digital currency's price rose to as much as $874.10 at 10:00 UTC on 22nd December, which represented a 9.3% gain from $800 and a 12.4% increase from the same time one week before, according to the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Prices have climbed more than 100% since the start of the year.
At press time, the average price of bitcoin across markets is $861.78, BPI data reveals.
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