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Tesla to start accepting Bitcoin as payment soon

Bitcoin spiked 14% and appeared to briefly hit a new all-time high.

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Tesla is to begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for vehicles soon (AP)

Tesla is to begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for vehicles soon (AP)

Tesla is to begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for vehicles soon (AP)

Tesla has acquired around 1.5 billion dollars (£1.09 billion) in Bitcoin under an investment policy at the electric car maker headed by Elon Musk.

It said it plans to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for vehicles soon.

The California company revealed the new strategy in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, saying its investment in digital currency and other “alternative reserve assets” may grow.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk (AP)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (AP)

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk (AP)

Bitcoin spiked 14% and appeared to briefly hit a new all-time high.

Shares of Tesla moved higher as well.

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