Bitcoin hits new records, heads for $10,000 as bubble fears grow

Bitcoin soared to fresh records Tuesday, putting it on course for $10,000, but the virtual currency’s stratospheric rise has fuelled fears of a bubble after a 10-fold increase this year. The cryptocurrency, launched in 2009 as a bit of encrypted software written by someone using the Japanese-sounding name Satoshi Nakamoto, has had a roller-coaster ride that…



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