Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
On the morning of August 5, the price of the first digital currency beat the $ 3100 mark.
Below, on the Bitfinex exchange chart, you can see how for about two hours the price of bitcoin has made a dramatic upswing, reaching a maximum of $ 3,190. At the moment, the price of the crypto currency has already been adjusted a little and it's about $ 3120.
Bitfinex Bitcoin Chart
Over the past day, the weighted average price of bitcoin increased by 11.26%, and the capitalization of "digital gold" overcame the $ 52.5 billion mark:
Top ten cryptocurrencies chart
A new cryptocurrency representing a hard-forked version of Bitcoin, different from it in the blocksize limits
Also, as you can see on the screenshot, the price of "alternative Bitcoin" hardfork Bitcoin Cash falls down rapidly. It lost almost 20% of it's price for last 24 hours.