Laughing all the way to the virtual bank.
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Internet mischief-maker, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and sometime world’s richest man Elon Musk has laid the groundwork for customers to buy one of his cars all in bitcoin soon.
Tesla said on Monday morning that it would acquire $1.5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency. In a filing with the SEC notifying the agency of its purchase, the company said that it would “begin accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for our products in the near future.” The price of the cryptocurrency shot up by more than $5,000