(File pix) A man walks past a bitcoin ATM in Vilnius, Lithuania Dec 6, 2017. Bitcoin soared to a record high of US$14,047.40 on Thursday, continuing its surge from below US$1,000 at the beginning of the year. Reuters Photo

TOKYO: Bitcoin soared to a record high of US$14,047.40 on Thursday, continuing its surge from below US$1,000 at the beginning of the year.

The cryptocurrency was last up 2.94 per cent at US$14,030.00 at the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange. -- Reuters

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