Tesla Inc TSLA shares are trading higher in Wednesday’s after-hours session after the company announced better-than-expected earnings results. The EV company’s report is also impacting the crypto market after the Elon Musk-led company said it trimmed its Bitcoin BTC/USD holdings.
What Happened: At the beginning of 2021, Tesla announced that it bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin. The company also began accepting certain cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin DOGE/USD for merchandise payments.
In the company’s quarterly report Wednesday, Tesla announced that it has converted approximately 75% of its Bitcoin purchases into fiat currency. Conversions in the second quarter added $936 million of cash to the company’s balance sheet.
Bitcoin turned sharply lower after Tesla’s earnings report was released.
$BTC Price Action: Bitcoin was down 2.66% over the last hour at $23,138 at press time. Despite the drawdown, the world’s oldest and largest crypto is still up more than 17% over the last week.
Photo: Petre Barlea from Pixabay.
Image and article originally from www.benzinga.com. Read the original article here.