Bitcoin gets back above $10,000 on Bitstamp, a more than two-week high

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit around mid-December.

On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp, bitcoin rose as high as $10,095.82 BTC=BTSP and was last at $10,060.26, up 6 percent on the day.

(This version of the story was refiled to correct “falled” to “fallen” in the first paragraph)

Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss