Chicago trader is accused of stealing $2 million in cryptocurrency in city's first bitcoin fraud case

Bitcoin has seen a meteoric rise — and a fair amount of volatility — in the last year as its popularity became more mainstream and the price of a single bitcoin surged from about $ 1,000 in early 2017 to around $ 15,000 at year's end. The price now stands around $ 10,000. Litecoin is valued at about $ 220.
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