Bitcoin used for Tesla Model S purchase at Lamborghini dealership
Bitcoin, the virtual money former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called “a bubble,” was accepted as payment in the purchase of a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car at a California Lamborghini dealership.
Lamborghini Newport Beach sold the car for about $103,000, or 91.4 Bitcoins, in a transaction handled by payment processor BitPay, said Cedric Davy, marketing director for the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based dealership. The sale cleared Dec. 6 and the Model S will be delivered to its Florida-based buyer, who asked not to be identified, Davy said by telephone.
“We’re a dealership -- we’re not in the business of doing any speculation,” he said. “For us, it was just important that the money could be transferred into U.S. dollars.”
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