Elon Musk announced in a tweet that you can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin. By mid-day, it garnered over 600,000 likes. But this wasn’t Musk’s biggest tweet of the day.
There was nothing surprising about Tesla picking up Bitcoin. Elon Musk is one of the largest proponents of cryptocurrencies in the world. So large, that some crypto heads speculate that he might be Satoshi Nakamoto himself.
So for anyone following the Tesla-Bitcoin saga, this move was predictable and inevitable. What’s the real headline here?
In the thread of his viral tweet-announcement, Musk wrote that “Bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as Bitcoin, not converted to fiat currency.”