Tesla: We Believe in Crypto as Investment and Alternative to Cash
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May 2, 2022

Tesla Inc. seems to have long-term plans for cryptocurrencies as the company said in a recent SEC filing it believes in crypto potential "both as an investment and also as a liquid alternative to cash."

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The Texas-based electric vehicle maker said in the report it may increase or decrease its holdings of crypto "at any time based on the needs of the business." The company wrote:

"Digital assets are considered indefinite-lived intangible assets under applicable accounting rules. Accordingly, any decrease in their fair values below our carrying values for such assets at any time subsequent to their acquisition will require us to recognize impairment charges, whereas we may make no upward revisions for any market price increases until a sale."

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However, according to the published data, Tesla's bitcoin holdings are almost unchanged. The fair market value of its BTC as of March 31, 2022 was standing at $1.96 billion, the company wrote. As iHodl earlier reported, Blockstream and Block (formerly Square) teamed up with Tesla to mine bitcoin using solar and storage technology from Tesla in Texas. The companies will are using Tesla's 3.8 megawatt solar PV array and 12 megawatt-hour Megapack facilities. As per reports, the mining facility will produce a 30 PH/s hash rate.

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