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Bitcoin soars above $15,000 after rising $2,000 in 12 hours

Bitcoin leaped above $15,000 to fresh record high on Thursday after rising more than $2,000 in fewer than 12 hours.

The cryptocurrency soared to as high as $15,212 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange.

Many traders consider the launch this weekend of bitcoin futures by CBOE was boosting the price on anticipations it would attract more investors to the market.

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