“When there is confirmation of a reasonable use (of 50%) of clean energy forms by miners with a positive future trend, Tesla will return to allow transactions in Bitcoin.” This is what we read in the post that Elon Musk, founder and number one of the electric car giant, published on Twitter.
Bitcoin reacted immediately, flying over + 13% to $ 39,321.
On May 13, Musk sank the prices of the crypto-universe with the announcement, also via Twitter, of Tesla’s decision to no longer accept payments in Bitcoin.
“Tesla has suspended the purchase of vehicles that occurs through the use of Bitcoins”, read the tweet, in which Musk motivated his choice as follows:
“We are concerned about the increasing use of fossil fuels in mining and transactions (of cryptocurrency), especially coal, which causes the worst emissions of any other fuel. Cryptocurrency is a good idea in many ways and we believe it has a promising future, but this cannot come at a great cost to the environment. Tesla will not sell any Bitcoin and intends to use it as there is a transition of mining to a more sustainable form of energy. We are also looking at other cryptocurrencies that use less than 1% of the energy of Bitcoin ”.