As Bitcoin Scrapes $10,000, an Investment Boom Like No Other
The New York Times,
by NATHANIEL POPPER
SAN FRANCISCO — Digital gold. The new tulip mania. A virtual currency.
Whatever you want to call it, Bitcoin is on an extraordinary run, with the price of a single Bitcoin crossing $10,000 on some exchanges for the first time on Monday — less than two months after it crossed $5,000 for the first time.
It is a bull market with few precedents in recent investing history. The Dow Jones industrial average, in its biggest year, 1915, went up 82 percent, or one-tenth as much as Bitcoin has gone up this year. Amazon’s red-hot stock is up only one-fifteenth as much as Bitcoin this year.