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Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:53

Bitcoin set a new record. Exchange rate reached $49.5 thousand

On the night of February 14-15, the Bitcoin exchange rate reached a new record high - $49.5 thousand on the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinmarketcap. [hi-tech.mail.ru]

Systematic growth has remained for a week - it all began with the news that the company Ilona Mask Tesla invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, and in the future will allow to pay for the purchase of electric vehicles and additional services for cryptocurrency. The company made the largest investment in this market among public companies in history.

The second life of cryptocurrencies began back in 2020 with coronavirus. But the bulk of the growth occurred in the second half of the year, in just a couple of months the rate quadrupled - from 10 to 40 thousand dollars.

Until that moment, the record exchange rate was only $20 thousand at the end of 2017, when Bitcoin reached its peak and began to fall rapidly. Many expected this behavior of cryptocurrency this time, but the rate almost did not fall below the mark of $30 thousand this year.