Tesla states it has invested $1.5 billion in the bitcoin cryptocurrency. The electrical automobile maker submitted its yearly 10-K report with the SEC this morning, and revealed the brand-new bitcoin investment. Tesla says it will likewise “begin accepting bitcoin as a kind of payment for our items in the near future.”

Tesla consumers have been calling on creator and CEO Elon Musk to accept bitcoin for car purchases recently. Musk has actually been vocal about backing the cryptocurrency on Twitter, even adding #bitcoin to his profile just recently. Musk has also been backing Dogecoin on Twitter over the past week, sending its worth up simply moments after his tweets.

In January 2021, we updated our investment policy to provide us with more versatility to even more diversify and maximize returns on our money that is not required to maintain sufficient operating liquidity. As part of the policy, we might invest a portion of such cash in particular specified alternative reserve possessions.

Afterwards, we invested an aggregate $1.50 billion in bitcoin under this policy. Moreover, we expect to begin accepting bitcoin as a type of payment for our products in the future, subject to relevant laws and at first on a restricted basis, which we may or might not liquidate upon receipt.

Bitcoin rate on Monday morning. Image: Coindesk News of the Tesla investment has sent the price of bitcoin approximately more than $43,000 this morning, breaking its all-time high. The rate of the cryptocurrency has been slowly increasing throughout 2021, as need from both institutional and retail purchasers has actually increased. It still remains an unstable cryptocurrency, however, with the price dipping below $30,000 in January alone.

The bitcoin financial investment also follows news of Tesla’s upgraded Model S. Tesla simply announced its very first major redesign of the Model S considering that it released the electric sedan in 2012. The upgraded vehicle will be available in March, and includes a rejuvenated design, brand-new interior, and a 520-mile range alternative. Tesla’s Design X is also getting some improvements on the outside and a new interior upgrade.