Bitcoin powers to new high as Elon Musk's Tesla takes it mainstream

Topics Bitcoin | Elon Musk | Tesla

By Stanley White and Tom Westbrook TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended gains on Tuesday to a record high as the afterglow of Tesla Inc's investment in the cryptocurrency had investors reckoning it would become a mainstream asset class for both corporates and money managers. Bitcoin has more than doubled over two months as institutional investors search for alternative wealth stores and retail traders ride the wave.

Monday's leap after Tesla's announcement was its largest daily rise in more than three years. It climbed.

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