Tesla has purchased $1.5 billion of Bitcoin, according to a 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which was first reported by Crowdfund Insider.

The massive Bitcoin investment by the electric vehicle maker prompted the cryptocurrency's price to jump 7 percent, taking it past $43,000 for the first time in its history.

Under the SEC filing, Tesla said it could "acquire and hold digital assets from time to time or long-term." Importantly, the company also revealed it is working towards allowing Tesla customers to buy cars via Bitcoin payments.

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The filing says that "digital assets have been in the past and may continue to be highly volatile, including as a result of various associated risks and uncertainties." The EV automaker said it views Bitcoin as being highly liquid.