Reddit Post Reporting Tesla’s Bitcoin Purchase From a Month Ago Was a Hoax

A Reddit post that predicted Tesla’s $1.5 billion purchase of bitcoin on Monday has been revealed as a hoax, after the New York Post tracked down the user. Reddit User Says He Was High on Acid When Writing It Tesla’s record-breaking bitcoin purchase stunned the markets earlier this week, causing the price of bitcoin to …

Mastercard Will Start Supporting Cryptocurrencies Directly on its Network

Payments giant Mastercard has announced that it is preparing to allow a number of cryptocurrencies to move through its network directly. Customers, merchants, and businesses will no longer need to convert cryptocurrencies into fiat currencies to transfer through the Mastercard network. Mastercard Prepares to Let Cryptocurrencies Move Through its Network Mastercard announced Wednesday that it …

ECB President Christine Lagarde Says ‘It’s out of the Question’ That Central Banks Would Hold Bitcoin

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has clarified whether central banks will start holding bitcoin now that a growing number of companies, like Tesla, are embracing the cryptocurrency. Lagarde remains skeptical about bitcoin, having recently said it “has conducted some funny business.” ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Denies Central Banks Will Hold …

Analysts Expect Flood of Companies to Follow Tesla and Hold Bitcoin —Twitter Already Considering

Following Tesla’s move to invest $1.5 billion in bitcoin, analysts are predicting that a flood of other companies will follow suit. Mad Money’s Jim Cramer thinks that all companies should put bitcoin in their balance sheets, and Twitter reveals that it is already looking into doing that. Other Companies Will Follow Tesla’s Bitcoin Example, Say …