After announcing a billion dollar investment in bitcoins earlier this month, the American electric car maker Tesla has already made an astonishing profit in this short period of time, which could reach US $ 600 million, thanks to R $ 3.2 billion, thanks in part to the support of the company owner, Elon Musk, who used Twitter to express his interest in cryptocurrencies.
Tesla’s investment was US $ 1.5 billion (R $ 8.1 billion), representing 10% of the company’s cash reserves and, therefore, had to be authorized by the Audit Committee of the Management Committee. of the company. In addition, Tesla has announced that it will start selling its vehicles with payments made in digital currency.
The transaction is part of a new strategy by Tesla, which plans to allocate part of its “cash” in what it calls “reserve in alternative assets” which, in addition to cryptocurrencies, include gold bars and funds backed by operations with this metal. These assets can be purchased and maintained “from time to time or in the long term”, according to the company’s statement.
The “little force” of Elon Musk
Although it did not reveal the number of Bitcoins purchased nor its average purchase price, it is speculated that this amount is approximately US $ 35 thousand (R $ 190 thousand) in January, which indicates a portfolio with approximately US $ 43 thousand.
The average appreciation of bitcoins in the last two weeks was around 45%. As of the date of publication of this story, a bitcoin is being quoted at $ 52,000, equivalent to R $ 282,000. Although cryptocurrency is considered an incredibly volatile asset, the “picture” of Tesla’s portfolio today shows a value of $ 2.2 billion, or R $ 12 billion.
It is important to highlight that, by acting as a kind of “crypto-influencer”, Elon Musk causes the digital currency to skyrocket, in a movement that may be just a marketing ploy to boost Tesla itself.