The option is currently available only to American clients of the company. After Musk's announcement, the cryptocurrency rate beganto grow and again exceeded $ 55 thousand.
On Wednesday, March 24, automaker Tesla added Bitcoin payment for its products. The head of the company, Elon Musk, announced this on his Twitter account.
“You can now buy Tesla with Bitcoin,” Musk wrote.
While this payment method is only available to US customers, it will be introduced in other countries later this year.
Tesla is using only internal & open source software & operates Bitcoin nodes directly.
Bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as Bitcoin, not converted to fiat currency.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2021
“Tesla will not convert bitcoins received as payment into fiat currency,” Musk said.
Against the background of the company's announcement, the bitcoin rate began to rise sharply.
About the intention to add payment optionsCryptocurrency Tesla reported to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in early February. The company announced this when it disclosed its $ 1.5 billion investment in bitcoin. The American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase helped the automaker buy the cryptocurrency.
Musk said Tesla's actions do not reflectdirectly his opinion, as he believes Bitcoin is "simply a less stupid form of liquidity than cash savings." The head of the company admitted that investing $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency is reckless for an S&P 500 company.</p></p>