MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. The value of bitcoin has set a new all-time high, exceeding $ 44,000 after the Tesla company controlled by Elon Musk announced investments in the amount of $ 1.5 billion in this cryptocurrency, according to trading data.
According to the CoinMarketCap portal, which calculates the average price for more than 20 exchanges, as of 16:25 Moscow time, the cost of bitcoin grew by 10.12% – to $ 42,714. On Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume, bitcoin rose by 13.6% to $ 44,304. The dynamics are given per day.
Tesla, on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure tape, announced that it updated its investment policy in January 2021 to provide more flexibility to further diversify and maximize returns. As part of the updated policy, the company may invest some of the cash in certain alternative reserve assets, including digital assets, gold bars, exchange-traded funds and other assets.
“Since then, we have invested a total of $ 1.5 billion in bitcoin under this policy and can acquire and store digital assets from time to time or for a long time. Moreover, we plan to start accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for our products in in the near future in accordance with applicable laws and initially on a limited basis <...> “, – the message says.
Bitcoin soared in value in the second half of December. On December 16, the cryptocurrency surpassed its all-time high of $ 20,042 since 2017, and has since more than doubled it. On January 8, Bitcoin set another historic record of $ 41,950, then began to noticeably correct.