Earlier today, the price of Bitcoins rose above $27 for the first time since 2011. That represents a doubling of the $13.50 price of Bitcoins at the start of 2013, which in turn, was nearly triple the $4.75 value of Bitcoins at the start of 2012.

Of course, $27 is not an all-time record price for Bitcoins. The record-high price of just under $32 was reached on June 8, 2011. The price then crashed, falling to a low of $2 in November of 2011.