Tesla is already $1 billion in profit from holding Bitcoin (BTC)

Tesla’s bold foray into the Bitcoin market has been paying off in 2021 as BTC’s price has been rallying in October to hit over $58,000 on Oct. 14.

Tesla currently holds roughly 43,200 BTC, worth roughly $2.5 billion at today’s prices, according to online monitoring resource Bitcoin Treasuries. This is approximately 65% or $1 billion more than what the carmaker paid in February when Elon Musk’s company revealed that it had added $1.5 billion in BTC to its balance sheet.

In Q2, Tesla sold 10% of its Bitcoin holdings — about 46,000 BTC — at a reported average price of around $50,000 per token. In its Q2 earnings report, the company notified that it had booked gains worth $128 million from its Bitcoin sale.

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