Bitcoin hit close to $40,000, a two-week high, on Monday. This is after Tesla CEO Elon Musk while defending criticism over his influence on the market, said the carmaker may resume transactions using digital currency. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with the positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” Musk Tweeted. Bitcoin rose 33% this year but went south from a record peak of above $60,000.

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