Sorry to Break Hearts, But No Bitcoin Payments At Tesla Carts

Sorry to Break Hearts, But No Bitcoin Payments At Tesla Carts


Cryptocurrency payments are still in game lest the regulatory clarity and authority allow. Crypto community is active and constantly looking for it as the recent instance confirms it. The rumors spread all over in the community for Bitcoin (BTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE) payment options available at Tesla. To the disappointment of active crypto enthusiasts, it was not true. 

Prominent crypto reporter Wu Blockchain clarified on Twitter that Bitcoin and Dogecoin existed in payment source code of Tesla. Verification suggests that both the cryptocurrencies were there until January 2023. 

https://twitter.com/WuBlockchain/status/1681988930537943041

Centibillionaire Elon Musk’s EV manufacturing company Tesla announced to deploy Bitcoin (BTC) payments options in 2021. For this regard, the electric vehicle giant went on to purchase $1.5 Billion worth BTC seeking liquidity. 

However, the decision had to be taken back due to the backlash from environmentalists given the carbon emission concerns of the leading cryptocurrency.

Later Tesla opted for popular memes currency Dogecoin (DOGE) for the payment purposes. 

Regarding the recent rumor, the crypto reporter noted that, “It appears that Tesla did not remove this code when they previously discontinued the option to pay with Bitcoin.”

Akin to the elimination of Bitcoin as a payment option, it was also removed from the payment source code. 

The code now deleted “Bitcoin” but “Dogecoin” still is there on the payment page source code. 

https://twitter.com/WuBlockchain/status/1682300362563411968

Currently Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock price trading at $263.87. Bitcoin (BTC) price stands at $29,827 losing 4% in the last seven days and Dogecoin (DOGE) price at $0.073 up 2.3% in the similar time frame.




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