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“Tesla will resume to accept Bitcoin,” Elon Musk reveals in #TheBWord Conference

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Oyogist.com has learned that Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will likely start accepting bitcoin for vehicle purchases again.

“It looks like bitcoin is shifting a lot more toward renewables and a bunch of the heavy-duty coal plants that were being used…have been shut down, especially in China,” said Musk on Wednesday at The B-Word conference, an event hosted by the Crypto Council for Innovation.

I want to do a little more due diligence to confirm that the percentage of renewable energy usage is most likely at or above 50% and that there is a trend toward increasing that number. If so, Tesla will most likely resume accepting bitcoin,” he said.

In May, Musk said on Twitter that the company would suspend vehicle purchases using bitcoin out of concern over the “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining.”

“Long-term, renewable energy will be the cheapest energy, but it doesn’t just happen overnight,” Musk said. “But as long as there is a conscious and determined, real effort by the mining community to move toward renewables, then obviously Tesla can support that.”

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