Bitcoin rose above $10,000 late Friday, marking another milestone in the cryptocurrency's recovery.
The alternative currency traded as low as $3,170 in January.
Bitcoin last traded above $10,000 a year-and-a-half ago, on its way down from all-time highs reached in late 2017 which were just short of $20,000.
Whether the current surge can continue is a matter of speculation, though some have noted that the cryptocurrency is seen as a hedge against global volatility.
With U.S. stocks at record levels, and interest rates tumbling, alternative assets are drawing more attention. The Spyder Gold ETF (GLD - Get Report) has been trading at levels not seen since the middle of 2016.