Elon Musk announced on Wednesday that Tesla accepts payments in Bitcoin. “You can now buy a Tesla in Bitcoin,” tweeted the CEO of the American electric vehicle specialist. However, the use of the most famous cryptocurrency will only be possible for customers in the United States, initially, the leader said on the social network.
Digital currency settlements will be extended to other countries where Tesla operates “later in the year”. On the American version of the company’s website, it is already possible to pay vehicle reservation fees in Bitcoin, the site notes. Lemon Juicer. Elon Musk was keen to indicate that his company would not resell Bitcoins spent by its customers and would not convert them into dollars.
Tesla invests in Bitcoin
The virtual currency will be kept by the manufacturer. The billionaire also explained that support for the currency would only be done through internal software and open source. The one who is recently the “Technoking” of Tesla had panicked the cryptocurrency market by adding the hashtag #bitcoin in his biography on Twitter on January 25.
The price of the currency then jumped 17% in a single day. On February 8, Tesla announced an investment in bitcoin corresponding to $ 1.5 billion, or approximately 1.27 billion euros. This Wednesday, the value of a Bitcoin reached just under 47,700 euros.