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He’s convinced: World’s richest man Elon Musk wants to be paid in bitcoin


If you ever want to buy something from Elon Musk, you now have another payment option as the world’s richest man has signalled that he would like to be paid in bitcoin in another boost to the soaring cryptocurrency.

Responding to a tweet by Ben Mezrich, the author behind the movie ‘The Social Network’, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX said he’s now on board with accepting payment in bitcoin.

“I’ll tell you one thing, I’m never turning down getting paid in bitcoin again,” Mezrich wrote, prompting Musk to reply: “Me neither.”

The wistful tone of the messages suggests that the writer and the billionaire may have some regrets about their past approaches to the cryptocurrency.  

Musk, who’s rocketed to the top of the world’s rich lists thanks to Tesla’s soaring share price, regularly discusses cryptocurrencies on Twitter, sometimes poking fun at the phenomenon. He previously described bitcoin’s structure as “brilliant.”

In December, one of his tweets prompted rampant speculation that Tesla would convert billions of dollars on its balance sheet into bitcoin. 

Credit: RT News

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