Tesla’s Musk halts use of bitcoin for car purchases

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By Hyunjoo Jin and Kanishka Singh (Reuters) -Tesla Inc will no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for a swift reversal in the company’s position on the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin fell more than 10% after Musk tweeted his decision to suspend its use, less than two months after Tesla began accepting the world’s biggest digital currency for payment. Other cryptocurrencies, including ethereum, also fell before regaining some ground in Asia trade. The use of bitcoin to buy Tesla’s electric vehicles had highli…

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