Bitcoin smashed through the R100 000 level, reaching an all-time high of R103 999, on Wednesday.
The cryptocurrency has increased in value by 802% over the past 12 months.
It is up 62 725% over the past five years.
This latest surge comes after derivatives giant CME Group announced the introduction of trading in Bitcoin futures by the end of the year.
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