Even though tech tycoon Elon Musk’s electric car business, Tesla, spent $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, the larger news that swept across social media was the company’s plans to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment in the future. ‘Buy a vehicle with Bitcoin’ seems like a fantastic idea!
While Elon Musk’s contribution will help to increase market trust and institutional acceptance of Bitcoin, Michael Saylor, the CEO of the US-based business intelligence and mobile software firm MicroStrategy, is the most vocal backer of the cryptocurrency. Tellurian Capital Management refers to Bitcoin as “Digital Gold,” and his firm is the world’s biggest investor in the cryptocurrency.
We may describe Bitcoin as a decentralized digital currency that does not have a central bank or a single administrator, and that can be transferred from one user to another over the peer-to-peer bitcoin network, for those who are unfamiliar with the term. Using blockchain technology, which is a shared database of transactions with entries that must be verified and encrypted, it is possible to conduct this kind of transaction. Despite the fact that Bitcoin has been the “talk of the Internet” since last year, the majority of people saw it as an investment rather than a means of payment.
Many major companies have also enabled consumers to make bitcoin purchases via third-party processors, allowing them to participate in the bitcoin economy. Customer cryptocurrency payments were initially made available by AT&T, which was the first large US business to do so. Microsoft has lately begun providing games and other applications in exchange for bitcoin. In addition to the luxury sector, bullion dealers and private jet aircraft vendors have accepted virtual money as payment for their services.
As a result of economic instability and market volatility, Bitcoin has gained popularity as an alternative currency. If you haven’t taken advantage of the cryptocurrency boom yet, you still have time!