Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, is hodling bitcoin. The company’s balance sheet shows $1.261 billion in digital assets. Tesla has neither purchased nor sold any crypto assets since the first quarter of last year.
The company’s revenue rose 81% to $18.76 billion from $10.39 billion a year ago. Its earnings jumped 658% from $438 million in the previous year to $3.32 billion in the first quarter of this year. “I’ve never been more optimistic and excited in terms of the future than I am right now,” Musk said during Wednesday’s earnings call.
Amid record profit, Tesla’s balance sheet shows net digital assets of $1.261 billion.
Tesla’s statement of cash flows still shows that the company’s only purchase of digital assets happened in the first quarter of last year when it bought $1.5 billion worth of BTC. The only sale of digital assets also happened in the same quarter.
Musk has said that he sees bitcoin as a store of value whereas dogecoin is better suited for transactions. He previously revealed that he personally owns bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and dogecoin (DOGE) — and will not sell them.
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