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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency first described in a 2008 paper by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto, who called it a peer-to-peer, electronic cash system. (wikipedia) Through 2013 it has seen huge gains punctuated by high volatility.

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Bitcoin defies talk of China crackdown

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The price of bitcoin rose on Tuesday despite growing uncertainty regarding regulation in China, including a possible deadline for the country's banks to stop handling the virtual currency.

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Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox claims to have nearly a quarter of the 850,000 bitcoins it said it lost in February, according to Kyodo News International.

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While there were plenty of other big surprises in 2013, no business story likely was more unique than bitcoin, the online simulated currency that threatened to shake up the global monetary system.

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In the past year, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have soared in popularity, suffered a clamp down from economic powerhouse China and grabbed the attention of the likes of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson.

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Bitcoin defies talk of China crackdown

The price of bitcoin rose on Tuesday despite growing uncertainty regarding regulation in China, including a possible deadline for the country's banks to stop handling the virtual currency.

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