A couple of months back, on Monday 14th August to be exact, one of the most interesting news pieces kicking off the week was Bitcoin?s surge past $4,000 in value. The first comments on that story proclaimed Bitcoin was a bubble about to burst. However, if one had invested in Bitcoin at that time, just a few weeks ago, today you would be able to sell-up for a 50 per cent gain ? a very tidy profit when banks offer a fraction of a per cent a year in savings accounts. Yes, Bitcoin?s value breached $6,000 this weekend, hitting a record high of $6,147.07 (?4,660) just a day after pushing through the $6,000 mark.