Bitcoin soared past $ 5,000 for the first time early Thursday morning and it continued to hit to new heights throughout the trading day. The red-hot digital currency, which is up more than 400% this year, blew past $ 5,300 to $ 5,382 just after 12 p.m. ET. Sell-off pressure has since pushed the coin back down below $ 5,300. It is still up near 10% Thursday. The $ 5,000 mark has long been a threshold of high-anticipation…"Bitcoin surges past $5,300 ‘as bulls returned to the market with a vengeance’"