American carmaker Tesla has announced that it has acquired $ 1.5 billion worth of bitcoins, bringing the cryptocurrency to an all-time high that currently exceeds $ 43,500 per bitcoin. At the same time, at its peak, Bitcoin reached $ 44,900. The announcement of Elon Musk's company, which has a certain weakness for cryptocurrencies, judging by his Twitter, was posted in the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
“In January 2021, we updated our investment policy to be able to maximize returns on funds that are not required to maintain sufficient liquidity,” the company said in a statement. In addition to cryptocurrency, Tesla may also invest in gold backed by a gold ETF and other tools. The company stressed that they understand the risks associated with the volatility of digital money, lack of regulation, as well as their exposure to cyber attacks.
Tesla also plans to accept Bitcoin as payment for its products and services.
"We plan to start accepting bitcoins as a form of payment for our products in the near future, in accordance with applicable laws and initially on a limited basis ... Digital assets are considered intangible assets with an indefinite period of use in accordance with applicable accounting rules." Tesla said in a post.
Bitcoin set the previous record on January 8, 2021. Then he reached the $ 41,950 mark. However, by January 11, it fell in price by more than 20% - to $ 33,200.
Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency originally described in a 2008 whitepaper by a person or group of people under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It was launched shortly thereafter, in January 2009