Bitcoin broke through the $6,300 mark for the first time late on Sunday to hit a new record high.

The price of the cryptocurrency hit $6,306.58, according to CoinDesk data, just 10 days after first breaching the $6,000 handle. Bitcoin has rallied over 500 percent this year.

It's been an eventful year for cryptocurrencies in general, with bitcoin garnering the most attention from commentators and regulators across the world.

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