Tesla boss Elon Musk keeps his promise. Buyers will be able to pay for their car in the US with Bitcoin in the future. In other countries, benos should soon be possible.
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Tesla boss Elon Musk has been promoting Bitcoin as a means of payment over and over again in the past few weeks. Not entirely altruistic. Because with it, the e-car pioneer has also driven the price of the crypto currency up. He had also promised that his e-car company Tesla will accept Bitcoin as a means of payment in the future.
Said weeks ago, now promised: From now on, Teslas will pay the crypto currency Bitcoin. “You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin,” Musk tweeted on Wednesday. But initially only in the USA. But customers outside the USA can also pay in Bitcoin in the near future. “Bitcoin paid to Tesla remains Bitcoin and is not converted into fiat currency,” emphasized the multi-billionaire. Euros, US dollars and Swiss francs are known as fiat currencies.
The Tesla founder bought the highly volatile cryptocurrency for 1.5 billion at the beginning of February, causing a hype. On the same day, the currency climbed above the 40,000-dollar mark, and in mid-March it reached a record high of 61,782 dollars (currently 51,992 euros). Musk had also announced at the time that he wanted to accept Bitcoin as a means of payment for Tesla cars.