Final Note

Price tag on a new Lamborghini? 108 bitcoins.

Kai Ryssdal Dec 6, 2013
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Final Note

Price tag on a new Lamborghini? 108 bitcoins.

Kai Ryssdal Dec 6, 2013
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This final note today: in which we see the future…

And it’s us.

Electronic money has been used to buy an electronic car. The Lamborghini dealership in Newport Beach, California announced this week somebody came in and bought a Tesla using Bitcoin.

Sticker price on a Telsa S is about $95,000. At today’s rate of exchange that’s about 108 bitcoins. Though it’s worth a note that bitcoins have lost 30 percent of their value the past two days…

So there’s that.

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