The price of Bitcoin settled just above $14,000 as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 6, as the mania for the cryptocurrency continues to gather momentum.

Bitcoin topped the $12,000 level Tuesday night.

Interest in the digital currency has been surging as it's climbed rapidly in recent days. 

The blockchain-based currency first topped $8,000 on Nov. 19. It was trading for less than $1,000 early this year. 

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