Tesla will accept Bitcoin when…, says Musk

Tesla will accept Bitcoin when…, says Musk

 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Sunday; the automaker would resume accepting Bitcoin for vehicle purchases when it’s confirmed that miners have adopted clean energy methods to mine the cryptocurrency.

 

“Tesla only sold ~10% of holdings to confirm BTC could be liquidated easily without moving market;” Musk said in the tweet.

 

“When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend; Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions.”

This is inaccurate. Tesla only sold ~10% of holdings to confirm BTC could be liquidated easily without moving market.

When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 13, 2021

 

 

Tesla officially started accepting bitcoins back in March but said in May; it would no longer take bitcoins for vehicle purchases and suspended its policy of trading the bitcoins it already has until the currency transitions to a more efficient, sustainable energy source.

 

Climate scientists have concerns about the electricity use required to mine bitcoin.

 

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Mining the currency requires high levels of computing power, which solve mathematical puzzles to earn new coins.

 

In 2018, researchers suggested an increase in the cryptocurrency’s popularity could create a demand for electricity that would generate excessive carbon emissions.

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