Tesla, the major electric vehicle manufacturer headed by Dogecoin proselytizer Elon Musk, has hinted that it may soon look to restore support for crypto payments.
In a September quarterly filing with the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission, the firm stated it “may in the future restart the practice of transacting in cryptocurrencies,” which suggests Tesla is eyeing resuming support purchases made using digital assets.
The company also expressed its long-term belief in crypto assets as a store of value and means of payment, stating:
“We believe in the long term potential of digital assets both as an investment and also as a liquid alternative to cash.”
Tesla previously accepted Bitcoin as payment for electric vehicle purchases between January and March of this year. The move came as part of a broader Bitcoin embrace from Tesla, with the firm also investing $1.5 billion worth of its treasury into BTC during the first quarter of 2021.