Tesla makes $1 billion from BTC
As of today, with Bitcoin’s price rallying to new heights since the beginning of October, touching as high as $59,500, the investment of the electric car maker is now worth around $2.5 billion — a whopping $1 billion gain on its investment.
According to data from Bitcoin Treasuries, a leading online analytics site designed for the flagship coin, Tesla’s gain represents a 65 percent increase to what it paid for the asset in February. The data also revealed that the Elon Musk-led company currently holds around 43,200 units of the coin.
Interestingly, Tesla had revealed that it sold 10 percent of its holdings in the second quarter of the year. Then, the company had sold its assets at an average price of $50,000 gaining around $128 million from the sales.
Per Tesla, it made $1.14 billion in net profit for the second quarter —the first time it will ever cross the $1 billion mark. Most of this profit was recorded through the sales of its cars and the sales of regulatory credits.
It is important to note that Tesla is not the only company to have recorded gains from its BTC holdings. Michael Saylor-led Microstrategy has invested over $3 billion in the leading crypto asset, as of press time, its holdings are now cumulatively worth over $6 billion which is double its investment into the space.
On the other hand, Jack Dorsey’s Square Investment of $220 million has also yielded a gain of over $250 million.
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