Bitcoin climbed to a new high on Tuesday, as it edged past $48,000 for the first time. This followed the disclosure of Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in the cryptocurrency.
On Monday, Tesla said it would begin accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for its electric cars. The SEC filing mentioned that Tesla had purchased $1.5 billion of the cryptocurrency.
Following Tesla's announcement Monday, Michael Novogratz, founder of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, said that bitcoin’s price may reach $100,000 by the end of the year.