Tesla, led by Elon Musk, confirmed it bought around $ 1.5 billion worth of bitcoin in January and expects it to be accepted as payment in the future.
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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, announced late Tuesday that it is now possible to buy Tesla vehicles in the US with Bitcoin.
The automaker announced last month that it had bought $ 1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin and would soon be accepting the world’s most popular cryptocurrency as payment.
“You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin,” he tweeted.
People outside the US can buy a Tesla with Bitcoin “later this year,” Musk said, without specifying which countries.
According to Tesla, Musk uses “internal” and “open source software” to accept the payment.
He added that Tesla “operates bitcoin nodes directly”. Nodes are computers on the Bitcoin network that check transactions and prevent the cryptocurrency from being spent twice.