MOSCOW, February 14 – RIA Novosti. The most popular cryptocurrency in the world – bitcoin (Bitcoin) – went beyond the $ 49 thousand mark during trading.
Bitcoin has broken a historic record. According to the portal CoinMarketCap, which calculates the average price for more than 20 exchanges, its value at the auction grew to 49.143 thousand dollars. The growth was 2.7 percent.
On Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, bitcoin grew in price by more than three percent, to $ 49,300.
The active growth in the value of this cryptocurrency began on Monday, February 8, after Tesla, controlled by Elon Musk, announced a 1.5 billion investment in bitcoin. Against this background, the price of the cryptocurrency exceeded the level of $ 41,950 reached on January 8 and broke historical records for two days in a row.
Prior to that, bitcoin soared in value in the second half of December. So, on the 16th, the cryptocurrency hit the all-time high of $ 20,042, held since 2017, and has since more than doubled it.