Tesla will accept bitcoin soon as payment. Electric automaker has invested USD 1.5 billion (almost EUR 1.3 billion) in the crypto and has pumped the market.
“We expect to accept bitcoin as a means of payment for our products in the near future. That depends on the regulations and it will only be on a limited basis”, writes Tesla in the notification. It is still unclear how long this will be possible.
After the news became public, the bitcoin increased its value by 10 percent to a record price of over $ 43,000. Other cryptomunts such as ethereum and XRP hitchhiked on the rise.
The step was announced some time ago in veiled terms by Tesla-topman Elon Musk. He put the hashtag #bitcoin in his profile on Twitter, although he later deleted it.