The option is currently only available to the company's American customers. After Musk's announcement, the cryptocurrency rate began to 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.
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. Over the past hour, the cryptocurrency has risen in price by $ 1.7 thousand, to the current level of $ 55.4 thousand.
Tesla announced its intention to add the ability to pay with cryptocurrency 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 P2PB2B helped the automaker buy the cryptocurrency.
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