Good News for Bitcoin lovers and bitcoin holders..
Tesla for Bitcoin
A month after accepting bitcoin for purchases on its online store, Alza has now listed Tesla electric cars for sale on its website. And they’re yours, for 50 bitcoins.
Alza has listed both the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X, a sedan and an SUV respectively. There have been several examples of Tesla purchases with bitcoin. One adopter even used bitcoin during the pre-sale of the upcoming Tesla Model 3.
Last month, Alza began accepting bitcoin, citing ‘numerous requests’ from customers asking to enable the cryptocurrency as a method of payment. Alza also installed Bitcoin ATMs in its physical retail storefronts in Prague and Bratislava.
The move to enable bitcoin payments has proved a resounding success, with 4% of all payments made via bitcoin since the launch. That’s a significant number for a retailer which recorded €644 million in turnover last year.
‘During the first month of its introduction across the European e-shop network, a staggering 4% of all payments were made in BTC,” Alza stated in an email to CCN.
Using Bitcoin to pre-order a Tesla is quite an interesting statement. Not procedurally, because as we know (and Mason has documented) of course, it can be done. What is fascinating is that now these process gaps that once kept Bitcoin out of the everyday economy are evaporating. According to the account above, it sounds like “Mason” had to spend a little bit of time on this. I think we can all imagine a not too distant future whereas all of these hurdles have disappeared.
One of the leading Silicon Valley companies, Tesla Motors, is now officially a part of the “internet of money.” Is this the first time that someone has used Bitcoin to pay for a Tesla? Maybe, maybe not. But that is not important. What’s important is that in a year that is shaping up to be pivotal for Bitcoin and blockchain, more stories like this are emerging.
In the article, Mason quotes Steve Coast as saying, “The world will only get weirder!” True, but as Mason implies, don’t forget to enjoy the drive!
All the Best For future currency !!!