On Bitstrom Exchange, Bitcoin rose as much as 20 percent in Asian trading to briefly touch the $ 5,000 mark before settling at $ 4,730 by 0700 GMT, up 14 percent on the day;
Ethereum's ether and Ripple's, two other large cryptocurrencies, also jumped higher
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