Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, has skyrocketed despite a floundering global market.

The currency dipped to $312 in November — after jumping more than 70 percent in October to $410 — but has steadily risen to more than $450 in the last two months.

Bitcoin was up 6 percent on Thursday morning, after opening at $429.


U.S. stocks, on the other hand, opened sharply lower Thursday after continued overnight volatility in China.

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