After several weeks talking about bitcoin and investing in the currency, Elon Musk has just announced that we can now buy a Tesla car with Bitcoin.
The information, how could it be otherwise, comes from his Twitter, where he said that the company is using internal and open source software to operate the Bitcoin nodes and not convert cryptocurrency transactions to traditional currency.
At the moment it does not appear on the Tesla website, but some clients have appeared sharing screenshots of a form in which, indeed, the option to buy cars with bitcoin appears.
Tesla has a special page to answer questions.
At the moment Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency that is being accepted at the moment on the Tesla website, and only customers in the United States can opt for this form of payment, although they are already working to reach other countries. The support page warns that if you send a different digital currency to the specified address, you may lose funds.
Among the questions and answers we have:
How do I pay with Bitcoin?Start the payment from your Bitcoin wallet. You can scan the QR code or copy and paste the Bitcoin address and the exact amount of Bitcoin in your wallet.
What if I accidentally send the wrong amount?If you do not send the exact amount due for your order deposit, your order may be canceled. Failure to submit the exact amount due for the final amount due on your car may cause a delay in the delivery of your car.
If I have Bitcoin in multiple wallets, do I have to send more than one payment?No. To ensure timely processing of your order, send the exact amount in a single Bitcoin payment.
How long does it take to process my Bitcoin payment?Once you send Bitcoin from your wallet, the page will update in a minute. If it doesn’t update, don’t send a new payment. We will email you a confirmation once payment is received. This can take up to six hours to process.
In February, Tesla said it had bought $ 1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, and that brought Bitcoin to over $ 42,000. Now it is worth more than 55,000.