Bitcoin hits new heights and shatters all-time high: now exceeds $50,000

The first cryptocurrency, bitcoin, continues its vertiginous rise, exceeding $50,000, according to the specialized site CoinMarketCap, after an investment announced by the company Tesla.

Stock market data shows that at 1:35 p.m. (+1 GMT), bitcoin’s value rose to $ 50,303. On the Binance crypto-exchange, it traded at $ 50,689.

The rise continues

The value of bitcoin has been on the rise since the second half of December. On December 16, the cryptocurrency surpassed its all-time high of $20,042 since 2017 and continues to grow. On January 8, bitcoin set another all-time high by reaching $41,950.

This development was further boosted after the Tesla company announced that it had placed a total of $1.5 billion in bitcoin as part of its investment policy.

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