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Bitcoin surpasses $17,000 first time since January 2018

The currency rose by 2.12%

MOSCOW, November 17. /TASS/. Bitcoin rose by 2.12% peaking at $17,081, according to CoinDesk data at 15:02 Moscow time.

The last time bitcoin rose above $17,000 was in January 2018.

As of 15:16 Moscow time, the bitcoin rate was at $17.009.

Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency system of the same name based on blockchain technology, which can be mined by any user.