Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock price remains calm. Still, Bitcoin’s price extended momentum into the second day and hit a new all-time high of $48K after the world’s largest electric car maker disclosed a $1.5 billion investment in cryptocurrency and announced to accept bitcoin as a valid form of payment for its products.
“We expect to begin accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for our products in the near future, subject to applicable laws and initially on a limited basis, which we may or may not liquidate upon receipt,” Tesla stated in 10K filling.
What’s more, Tesla founder Elon Musk has played a key role in fueling crypto prices higher over the past couple of weeks. He supported bitcoin and Dogecoin in interviews and tweets.
Musk said Bitcoin is really on the verge of getting broad acceptance by conventional finance people in a Clubhouse audio app interview. He also called Dogecoin a people crypto.
Tesla’s stock price grew only 1% after the announcement of crypto investment and adoption. Still, this move is likely to create an upside for the electric car maker. According to Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives, more investors will consider bitcoin exposure as part of the overall valuation.
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Crypto could be a new revenue source for tech giants
The market participants are optimistic that Tesla’s digital assets support would pave the path for wider corporate acceptance. Investors are now eyeing Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to add crypto service to its wallet app.
“If the firm decides to enter into the crypto exchange business, we think the firm could immediately gain market share and disrupt the industry,” RBC said.
The firm also believes crypto services from top tech giants would help the US become a leader in the crypto sector for the next few decades.
RBC said Square (NYSE: SQ) had generated $1.6 billion in quarterly revenue through bitcoin trading. In contrast, the firm says Apple’s install base of about 1.5 billion people could make $40 billion in annual revenue from a Wallet-based crypto exchange.