Tesla Model S Purchased with Bitcoins Because Internet
Perhaps you’ve heard of Bitcoin, the anonymous P2P digital currency aimed at revolutionizing the way global finance works. It’s basically money, except it’s not!
And perhaps you’ve also heard of Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley-based automotive startup that has been looking to revolutionize the way people look at electric vehicles. You can buy them, except you can’t! At least not in Texas.
Perhaps it is only appropriate that Bitcoin and Tesla, those two outré revolutionaries, should intersect as they did recently at Lamborghini Newport Beach. The Costa Mesa, California-based dealership posted a blog on Wednesday exclaiming that they had sold their first vehicle using Bitcoin as legal tender.
“Bitcoin, a fully encrypted and fully digital currency, has been used by a recent client of ours to pay for a Tesla Model S Performance we had in our inventory,” the blog stated. “That’s right, an electronic currency was used to purchased a fully electric vehicle.”
The Tesla Model S Performance that sold is listed as costing $118,888. That’s a lot of Bitcoins either way you look at it. Or perhaps you could buy one in Bison Dollars.
Of course, it seems that breaking the mold is not terribly uncommon for the dealership in question: their last blog post—dated August22—touted the arrival of a $2.2 million Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. Perhaps we should start investing in some of those life-stealing MMORPGs everyone’s always talking about. I wonder if you could legally buy a Lamborghini with Interstellar Kredits…