Tesla has converted approximately 75% of its bitcoin into fiat currency. The cryptocurrency sales left the electric car company holding digital assets worth $218 million. “We are certainly open to increasing our bitcoin holdings in the future,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, adding: “We have not sold any of our dogecoin.”
Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, released its Q2 earnings report Wednesday. The company wrote:
As of the end of Q2, we have converted approximately 75% of our bitcoin purchases into fiat currency. Conversions in Q2 added $936M of cash to our balance sheet.
Tesla’s Q2 balance sheet shows net digital assets of $218 million, down from $1.26 billion in the previous quarter. The company also said its Q2 year-on-year operating income was impacted by bitcoin impairment.
Musk explained why Tesla sold most of its BTC in a call with analysts on Wednesday.
“It should be mentioned that the reason we sold a bunch of our bitcoin holdings was that we were uncertain as to when the Covid lockdowns in China would alleviate. So it was important for us to maximize our cash position, given the uncertainty of the Covid lockdowns in China,” the Tesla boss detailed, elaborating:
We are certainly open to increasing our bitcoin holdings in future, so this should not be taken as some verdict on bitcoin. It’s just that we were concerned about overall liquidity for the company, given Covid shutdowns in China. And we have not sold any of our dogecoin.
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