Elon Musk Says Tesla Will 'Likely' Accept Bitcoin Again

During a live-streamed conversation with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey for the B Word Conference, Musk said "It looks like bitcoin is shifting a lot more towards renewables."
Elon Musk Says Tesla Will 'Likely' Accept Bitcoin Again
Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images

Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox

Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now!
2 min read

Elon Musk said Wednesday that his company, Tesla, would “most likely” accept Bitcoin again in the future. 

During a live-streamed conversation with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey for the B Word Conference, he said “It looks like bitcoin is shifting a lot more towards renewables.”

He went on, “I wanted to do a bit more diligence to confirm that the percentage of renewable energy usage is most likely at or above 50% and that there is a trend towards increasing that number and, if so, then Tesla would resume accepting bitcoin.”

Related: Crypto Experts Weigh in on Plummeting Bitcoin Valuation, $89 Billion Crypto Market Loss

Ultimately, he concluded, Tesla will probably accept bitcoin again, which sent bitcoin prices upward. Following his announcement, bitcoin surged to over $32,000. 

Earlier this week, bitcoin fell below $30,000 for the first time since the end of June, wiping around $89 billion from the cryptocurrency market in the process.

Hossein Azari, a former senior scientist at Google and the founder of consumer decentralized finance company Cmorq, told Entrepreneur at that time, “Any effort to innovate has volatility. Find me a low-volatility asset that has changed people’s lives.”

The fact that Musk’s commitment to “most likely” accepting the cryptocurrency buoyed the price so quickly is a testament to that.

Related: Elon Musk Says Tesla Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin Due to Environmental Concerns

More from Entrepreneur
Our Franchise Advisors are here to help you throughout the entire process of building your franchise organization!
  1. Schedule a FREE one-on-one session with a Franchise Advisor
  2. Choose one of our programs that matches your needs, budget, and timeline
  3. Launch your new franchise organization
Entrepreneur Insider members enjoy exclusive access to business resources for just $5/mo:
  • Premium articles, videos, and webinars
  • An ad-free experience
  • A weekly newsletter
  • A 1-year Entrepreneur magazine subscription delivered directly to you
Whether you want to learn something new, be more productive, or make more money, the Entrepreneur Store has something for everyone:
  • Software
  • Gadgets
  • Online Courses
  • Travel Essentials
  • Housewares
  • Fitness & Health Devices
  • And More

Latest on Entrepreneur