Bubble or brave new world? Bitcoin breaks $10,000 barrier

Agence France-Presse via Manila Bulettin;

Bitcoin broke through the $10,000 barrier for the first time on Wednesday as it continues a stratospheric rise that has delighted investors but sparked fears of a bubble.

The virtual currency hit a high of $10,379 in Asia, according to Bloomberg News, more than 10 times higher than its value at the start of the year.