Bitcoin jumps 14% after Elon Musk hints for accepting payment for cars soon

Bitcoin jumped as much as 14% on Friday to a two-week high after Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk tagged the cryptocurrency in his Twitter biography.

Musk wrote simply “#bitcoin” in his biography on the social media site. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency was up 10.2% at $36,901 as of 1005 GMT.

The billionaire entrepreneur, followed by 43.8 million users on Twitter, has a record of making market-moving comments on the site.

The announcement came after two weeks in which comments from CEO Elon Musk encouraged small-time investors to buy bitcoin and meme-based digital currency Dogecoin.

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