Bitcoin rises above $14,000 on Bitstamp to record high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin soared to a record high of $14,047.40 on Thursday, continuing its surge from below $1,000 at the beginning of the year. A man walks past a bitcoin ATM in Vilnius, Lithuania December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ints KalninsThe cryptocurrency was last up 2.94 percent at $14,030.00 at the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange BTC=BTSP. Reporting by the Tokyo markets team; Editing by Kim CoghillOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.