2/8, 2:39 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Bitcoin surges over 15%, tops $44,000

The price of Bitcoin jumped over 15% on Monday to trade above the all-time high of $44,000 as Tesla's CEO Elon Musk revealed the company bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin to ensure "more flexibility to further diversify and maximize returns on our cash."

Also, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has set up his own Bitcoin node admitting that he invests in the cryptocurrency as well.

Bitcoin was up 13.2% to $44,900 at 8:22 am ET.

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