$10K hype everywhere!
Bitcoin has risen to an all-time high of more than $9,700 (£7,300) after its price rose more than 15pc over the weekend.
The cryptocurrency is now closing in $10,000, a point that experts see as being crucial to its future. The landmark is seen as a critical test of whether bitcoin’s time has truly come or whether - as many critics argue - it is a house of cards, ready to collapse as soon as it comes under pressure.
Bitcoin has repeatedly defied sceptics this year. Its price has increased by more than 800pc since the start of the year. In comparison, the FTSE 100 has risen 3.8pc and even its best performing share, NMC Health, has increased only 86pc.