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Today in Data: Bitcoin’s Latest Milestone

Shopping online has become a regular everyday occurrence for most people. As such digital currency has also seen an increase in both popularity and value.

The next issue that may arise is whether or not bitcoin exchanges will move into mainstream uses. As PYMNTS reported just a few weeks ago, the value of bitcoin soared above the $1400 mark. This week, Coindesk showed the continued upward trajectory of bitcoin’s value with it moving past the $1700 mark.

Here are the numbers:

$1,734.01 | Bitcoin value on Tuesday

5.78 percent | Increase amount of bitcoin value for the day

16.3 million | Number of bitcoins currently in circulation

285 percent | Growth increase from this time last year

$2,000 | Amount bitcoin value is predicted to hit in 2017

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