Elon Musk says people can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin

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CNBC: The automaker last month revealed that it had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin.

  • People outside the U.S. will be able to buy a Tesla with bitcoin “later this year.”
  • In order to accept the payment, Elon Musk said Tesla is using “internal” and “open source software.”

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses as he arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Awards ceremony, in Berlin, on December 1, 2020.

The automaker last month revealed that it had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin and that it would soon start accepting the world’s most popular cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

“You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin,” tweeted Musk, who was officially made the “Technoking of Tesla” this month.

support page on Tesla’s website explains how customers can pay for a Tesla using the digital currency. The company’s electric vehicles typically cost between $37,990 and $124,000 before tax. Read More

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