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Tesla Reveals Bitcoin Holdings Worth $222,000,000 in Latest SEC Filing

Tesla Reveals Bitcoin Holdings Worth $222 Million in Latest SEC Filing

Tesla has revealed that it is still holding bitcoin worth $222 million in market value after selling 75% of its crypto holdings. The company recorded realized gains of $64 million on its recent bitcoin conversion into fiat currency.

Tesla Realizes Gains of $64 Million From Bitcoin Sale

Tesla Inc. filed its second-quarter report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday.

The company explained that it converted about 75% of its bitcoin holdings into fiat currency, as Bitcoin.com News reported last week. The BTC conversion added $936 million of cash to the electric car company’s balance sheet.

Tesla informed SEC that in quarter two:

We recorded $170 million of impairment losses resulting from changes to the carrying value of our bitcoin and gains of $64 million on certain conversions of bitcoin into fiat currency by us.

Tesla originally purchased $1.5 billion of bitcoin in Q1 2021. In the same quarter, the company sold BTC worth $272 million. The price of bitcoin fluctuated between the $32K level and the $59K level in Q1 2021.

The electric car company stated in the SEC filing that it realized gains of $128 million from converting its BTC into fiat currency in Q1 2021. In addition, the company had $23 million and $50 million of impairment losses on bitcoin in Q2 2021 and 1H 2021, respectively.

Tesla’s Digital Assets Mostly Consist Of Bitcoin

In its Monday filing with the SEC, Tesla clarified that it purchased bitcoin worth $1.5 billion in Q1 2021. It also received an “immaterial amount” in digital assets during the first six months of this year.

While Tesla did not name other crypto assets it is holding, the company has been accepting the meme cryptocurrency dogecoin (DOGE) for some merchandise since January.

The carrying value of Tesla’s digital assets held was $218 million as of the end of the second quarter, its balance sheet shows. The electric car company developed:

The fair market value of such digital assets held as of June 30, 2022 was $222 million.

On June 30, the price of BTC was hovering around $20K, after falling briefly to $18,784. At the time of writing, BTC is trading at $21,869, based on data from Bitcoin.com Markets.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s Q2 earnings call last week that the company sold most of its BTC due to concerns “about overall liquidity for the company, given Covid shutdowns in China.” Noting that Tesla has not sold any dogecoin, Musk stressed: “We are certainly open to increasing our bitcoin holdings in the future, so this should not be taken as some verdict on bitcoin.”

What do you think about Tesla still holding bitcoin worth $222 million? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests include Bitcoin security, open source systems, network effects, and the intersection of cryptography and economics.

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Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading. Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million. Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading…


  • Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading.
  • Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million.

Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading for much hyped spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in Hong Kong.

BTC was down about 1.4% at the time of writing, having touched lows of $61,587 across major crypto exchanges.

The benchmark cryptocurrency, which has struggled to reclaim key levels since its recent halving event, was seeing a 24-hour trading volume of $28.4 billion.

Bitcoin price and Hong Kong spot ETFs debut

Earlier, Bitcoin price surged to above $64,000 as the six spot Bitcoin and spot Ethereum ETFs went live in Hong Kong.

The flagship cryptocurrency rose to over $64,727 on US-based crypto exchange Coinbase. BTC also soared after reports Hong Kong approved the listing of the ETFs.

NEW: 🇭🇰 Opening ceremony of Hong Kong spot #Bitcoin ETFs 👏 pic.twitter.com/ux1eb5PqRn

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) April 30, 2024

However, as data streamed in showing disappointing trading volumes and inflows, Bitcoin price took a hit. According to details of the six ETFs’s debut day, total trading volume reached just $11 million, not impressive given projections were much higher at over $300 million.

Bitcoin ETFs saw about $8.5 million while Ethereum ETFs recorded just $2.5 million on the first day. Ethereum price fell to $3,040.

Notably, the figures from Hong Kong are way lower compared to those recorded amid the enthusiasm that greeted the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US in January. On their debut, the US spot BTC ETFs raked in over $4.6 billion in trading volume.

The start to trading for the ETFs has not helped BTC price and BTC could face a slide under the $60k level if sentiment flips negative. On the upside, resistance at $65k remains critical and a breakout could see the bellwether digital asset soar towards its recent peak.


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