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A infografia mostra a evolução recente da cotação da bitcoin.
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Bitcoin aproxima-se do valor recorde de $50.000

By Duncan Mil

February 15, 2021 - A bitcoin atingiu um novo recorde, ultrapassando os $49.000 pela primeira vez. A criptomoeda valorizou mais de 63 por cento desde o início do ano, impelida pelas recomendações da JP Morgan e Tesla.

On Monday morning, bitcoin changed hands at $47,751.99, down 2.3 per cent over 24 hours but up 62.9 per cent year-to-date. 

The milestone comes as traders and analysts have described institutional investors’ interest in bitcoin as growing “at a staggering pace.” Yesterday, Bloomberg News reported that Morgan Stanley’s $150 billion Counterpoint Global investment unit is considering a stake in the cryptocurrency. That news came after CoinDesk revealed that Deutsche Bank is planning to offer crypto custody to hedge funds.

Last week, American investment banking services company Bank of New York Mellon Corporation announced that it plans to hold, transfer and issue bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. And that came after Tesla announced on February 8 that it would invest about $1.5 billion into bitcoin. The move triggered a 25 per cent bitcoin jump by February 14.

Meanwhile, Mastercard followed Visa and PayPal, allowing merchants to accept cryptocurrency payments. Apple Pay has adopted bitcoin through cryptocurrency spending service BitPay. However, sceptics warn the asset class could be in a bubble.

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PUBLISHED: 15/02/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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