Here comes Bitcoin.
According to Google Insight which tracks search volume, interest in the peer-to-peer crypto-currency is shooting up this month.
The interest is also pushing up the volatile alternative currency to fresh highs. Bitcoin started the month at US$33.610, according to Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin trading site. Today it closed at US$81.99.
The Business Insider's executive editor, Joe Wiesenthal, headlines the price moves this way:
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