Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has brought the Bitcoin fever to SpaceX, which he also owns. The tycoon has spoken about Bitcoin at the conference The B Word, an event that focuses on the benefits and potential of this cryptocurrency. “I have Bitcoin, Tesla owns Bitcoin, SpaceX owns Bitcoin”, assured Musk.
Musk also confirms that he owns Ethereum Y Dogecoin. However, he has wanted to give more importance to Bitcoin. Ensures that Tesla will probably accept again Bitcoin as a payment method. “I want to do a little more due diligence to confirm that the percentage of renewable energy use is very likely to be equal to or greater than 50% and that there is a trend towards that number increasing. If so, it is most likely for Tesla to resume accepting bitcoins, “he stressed at the conference.
In March, Tesla confirmed that it would start accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for its electric vehicles. Weeks later, Musk announced the suspension of this service for being a highly polluting cryptocurrency, indicating, yes, that he would accept it again when mining uses cleaner energies. It seems that Musk’s goal is being met.
Elon Musk wants Bitcoin to succeed
Recently, a new regulation in China forced dozens of Bitcoin mining stalls to close. This helped alleviate the worrisome environmental problem of this cryptocurrency. The miners also moved to other countries, such as the United States, using cleaner energy.
Elon Musk, remember, has been accused of influencing the state of cryptocurrencies by posts on his Twitter account. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has also taken the opportunity to talk about the rumors that suggested a strategic move by the businessman: raise the value of cryptocurrencies and then sell them. “I’ll be able to pump, but not discharge … I definitely don’t believe in raising the price and selling, or something like that. I would like bitcoin to succeed,” it read.
Musk has not specified a specific date for the return of Bitcoin as a payment method at Tesla. However, and knowing your eagerness to share important announcements on your Twitter profile, it could be at any time of the year.