Bitcoin hits its highest level since November after soaring above the $9,000 threshold

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ReutersFILE PHOTO: An employee works on Bitcoin mining computer as a PC screen shows the fluctuations in Bitcoin exchange rates at Bitminer Factory in Florence Bitcoin soared past the $US9,000 level in early Tuesday trading to hit its highest price since early November. The coin jumped as high as $US9,176.38 Tuesday morning, jumping alongside other cryptocurrencies as investors view them as a safe haven from coronavirus-driven market turmoil. The months-high price follows a slump late last week, as Lunar New Year celebrations in China contributed to weakened demand for the cryptocurrency. Watch bitcoin trade live here. Bitcoin tore through the $US9,000-per-coin level on Tuesday to hit its highest point since early November. The coin jumped as high as $US9,176.28 in Tuesday trading, trading up alongside other cryptocurrencies. Bloomberg’s Galaxy Crypto Index jumped as much as 1.7% to its loftiest level in more than two months. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency has…

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