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Bitcoin passes US$60,000 for first time, as people collect US stimulus cheques

Bitcoin passed the US$60,000 mark for the first time on Saturday, with analysts saying the giant US stimulus package helped boost the world’s most popular virtual currency on its record-breaking run.The cryptocurrency hit US$60,197 at 12.34 GMT and continued to hover around US$60,000, according to the website CoinMarketCap.Bitcoin has tripled in value over the last three months – it was worth US$20,000 in December – bolstered by increasing backing from corporate heavyweights.Markets.com analyst…

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