Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Tesla, an electric car manufacturer based in the United States, will accept the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as its payment format.
Tesla's CEO Elon Musk made the announcement.
"You can now buy Tesla with Bitcoin," Musk said on his Twitter account, adding that the option would be implemented outside the United States towards the end of the year.
Following the decision, the price of Bitcoin increased by around 4%, USD 56,429.
Elon Musk has announced that Bitcoin paid by the customer in cryptocurrency sales will not be converted into traditional cash and open source software will be used for transactions.