The entrepreneur stressed that more “green”, renewable energy sources were increasingly used in the production of bitcoins.
“I wanted to do a little more due diligence to confirm that the percentage of renewable energy use is most likely 50% or higher and that there is a trend to increase this number, and if so, Tesla will resume accepting bitcoins,” Musk said at the B-Word conference.
In May, Tesla announced that it would stop accepting bitcoins for car sales. Musk then clarified that the cryptocurrency itself is a good idea, but its use should not “be expensive for the environment.” Against the background of this statement, the bitcoin exchange rate collapsed.
Subsequently, Anonymous hackers turned to Musk with an accusation of excessive influence on the cryptocurrency exchange rate through publications on Twitter.