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Bitcoin breaches US$2,000, outperforming gold by wide margin

The price has soared by 377 per cent in the past twelve months, dealers report

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IMF states that virtual currencies pose considerable risks as potential vehicles for money laundering, terrorist financing, tax evasion and fraud.

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BITCOIN has broken through the US$2,000 barrier as growing numbers of individuals and speculators are buying the virtual, digital currency as a safe haven.

So much so, that Bitcoin, priced at US$2,004 on Saturday, has outperformed gold by a wide margin and now exceeds the

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