The price of bitcoin surged on Tuesday as a surge in interest in the virtual currency has attracted new investors.
The value of the virtual coin has surged to a record $1,876, and a number of altcoins are on the rise in the crypto market.
Bitcoins are a form of digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services on a global scale.
They have been gaining in popularity, with the number of users doubling every two weeks.
Bitcoin has also been gaining traction in the global marketplace.
It has become the third-most popular cryptocurrency after bitcoin and ethereum.
Bitmain, a Chinese mining firm, has recently begun selling bitcoins on its exchange Bithumb.
In a press release, the company said that its clients were able to purchase Bitmain’s bitcoin trading platform in January.
A spokeswoman for Bitmain said the company has been operating its bitcoin trading software for several years and that Bitmain has no plans to change its policy to use the digital currency as a medium of exchange.
The company’s chief executive officer, James Green, said in a statement on Tuesday that BitMain will continue to support the bitcoin ecosystem and provide services for all bitcoin users.
Bitmex, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, said on Tuesday it would start accepting bitcoin for trading on Tuesday.
In March, a bitcoin trading company, Bitstamp, also launched its trading platform for the virtual asset.