The electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla made an investment of $ 1.500 billion in Bitcoin, for which it has needed to adapt its investment policy. This was reported in a statement sent to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
As indicated by Tesla, in January it updated its policies regarding investments to enjoy "More flexibility" y "Diversify and maximize" return on cash that is not necessary to maintain adequate operating liquidity.
These new policies allow you to invest cash in "Alternative reserve assets", such as digital assets, gold bars, and gold-traded funds. Following the change, the company has invested $ 1.500 billion in Bitcoin.
Tesla has advised that it will be able to acquire or maintain this type of digital assets "From time to time or long term". In addition, as part of this investment, the company will begin to accept "in the near future" Bitcoin as a form of payment for their products.
The company has warned that Bitcoin is an asset "Highly liquid"But digital asset prices are highly volatile. "The prevalence of these assets is a relatively new trend and their long-term adoption by investors, consumers and businesses is unpredictable", has assured the automaker.
After knowing about Tesla's investment in the cryptocurrency, its price against the dollar soared more than 12% (went from $ 39.251 to $ 44.060).
In this way, the cryptocurrency once again registered a historic cross against the dollar, after the “rally” that it carried out between December and January, in part after the founder and CEO of Tesla himself, Elon Musk, show your enthusiasm for her on the social network Twitter.