(NEW YORK) Cryptocurrency Report Dogecoin surges after Elon Musk makes surprise Tesla claim that he will accept payment for merchandise #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.17: The Time person of the year said Tesla would start taking Doge payments to ‘see how it goes’.

#AceDailyNews MetroUK News Report: Elon Musk has said that his electric car company will start accepting payment for merchandise in Dogecoin as the value of Dogecoin (a joke cryptocurrency set up to rival Bitcoin) jumped as much as 25 per cent in value as a result.

Published: Wed.15 Dec 2021 10:29 am

FILE PHOTO: A representation of cryptocurrency Dogecoin is seen in this illustration taken August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Dogecoin jumped after Elon Musk said Tesla will start accepting it (Reuters)

It’s not the first time Tesla has experimented with crypto. It earlier claimed it would accept Bitcoin before reversing the decision and citing the environmental costs of mining.

‘Fundamentally, Bitcoin is not a good substitute for transactional currency,’ Musk told Time.

Elon Musk has been named Time's person of the year (Reuters)
Elon Musk has been named Time’s person of the year (Reuters)

‘Even though it was created as a silly joke, Dogecoin is better suited for transactions.’ 

Musk confirmed the idea in a tweet that sent Dogecoin soaring. It dropped down a bit afterwards before settling at around a 15 per cent increase.

Tesla will make some merch buyable with Doge & see how it goes— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021

Despite the bump from Musk’s revelation, Dogecoin has actually been trading down over the last couple of months.

Doge jumped following Elon’s tweet. Again.

The coin has failed to reach its record high set in May when it was trading at $0.722320.

What is Dogecoin?

As cryptocurrencies started to gain momentum, due to the availability of the underlying technology – blockchain – ‘dogecoin’ was created as a joke back in 2013.

Dogecoin is the joke that Elon Musk loves to support (Getty)
Dogecoin is the joke that Elon Musk loves to support (Getty)

Everything about the cryptocurrency is designed to appeal to internet culture. The Shiba inu dog that is the face of dogecoin rose to fame after a meme of the breed went viral. 

Meanwhile, the crypto lists its creators as Mr Palmer and Shibetoshi Nakamoto – a play on the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

On its website, Dogecoin states: ‘Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer digital currency, favoured by Shiba Inus worldwide.’

Musk has been championing Dogecoin for some time now, referring to it as the ‘people’s crypto’.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Dec.17: 2021:

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(NEW YORK) Tax Report: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold more than $5 billion worth of stock in the electric car maker after his much-publicized Twitter poll criticising President Joe Biden’s proposed ‘billionaire’s tax’ on capital gains #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.12: In his first share sale since 2016, Musk’s trust sold nearly 3.6 million shares in Tesla, worth around $4 billion, while he also sold another 934,000 shares for $1.1 billion to cover tax withholding obligations after exercising options to acquire nearly 2.2 million shares.

#AceDailyNews says according to MailOnline Report: Elon Musk sells $5 BILLION worth of Tesla shares to cover tax obligations

The $1.1 billion block of shares, sold on Monday, was part of a pre-arranged trading plan that was put in place on September 14, well before he posted the Twitter poll on Saturday, SEC disclosures show.

But the subsequent $4 billion sell-off on Tuesday and Wednesday does not reference the pre-arranged plan and appears to be in response to the Twitter poll, in which his followers voted in favor of him reducing his stake in the company.

The 4.5 million shares sold equate to about 3 percent of his total holdings in the electric vehicle manufacturer, which makes up the vast majority of his estimated $281.6 billion fortune, according to Forbes. 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold some of his stake in the electric car maker to satisfy tax obligations related to exercising stock options
The electric car maker's stock rose 2 percent after the bell on the news

Musk posted the poll in protest of Biden’s proposed tax on unrealized stock gains, saying that he had no cash to pay taxes on the rising value of his assets if such a levy were put in place.

Now, Musk will pay massive capital gains taxes on the proceeds from the sale of stock, which is currently how investments are taxed.  

Tesla’s stock rose 2 percent after the bell on the news of Musk’s trades, helping to offset a multiday sell-off that had endangered the company’s position in the $1 trillion club.

It comes after Musk on Saturday polled Twitter users about selling 10 percent of his stake to cover President Joe Biden’s proposed tax on unrealized gains, setting off worries that such a sale could hurt Tesla’s share price. 

Unrealized gains refer to the rising value of stocks before they are sold. Current law allows for profits to be taxed only when they are realized upon the sale of stock or similar assets. 

Musk vowed to abide by the result of the Twitter poll, in which 58 percent voted in favor of him selling the shares. 

In Wednesday’s trading session Tesla recovered 4.3 percent to $1,067.95 after shares dropped sharply over the Twitter poll.

‘Following the bizarre Twitter poll Musk put out over the weekend on his 10 percent ownership stake to be sold, it appears Musk walked the walk and thus has started selling Tesla shares into year-end,’ said Wedbush analyst Dan Ives in a research note obtained by DailyMail.com.

‘The question will be for investors if he sells his full 10 percent ownership stake over the coming months or is it done piece by piece heading during 2022,’ he added. 

Ives remains bullish on Tesla with an outperform rating, saying it would be better for Musk to ‘rip the band-aid off now and sell this portion of stock rather than it lingering over the next year.’ 

In its filing, Tesla said Musk sold shares on Monday to satisfy tax withholding obligations related to exercising stock options to purchase 2,154,572 shares.

Musk, 50, poised a question to his horde of 63.1 million Twitter followers on Saturday asking if he should sell 10 percent of his $250 billion stake in the company
After the results indicated users were in favor of the billionaire selling off some of his Tesla shares, Musk since said he was 'prepared to accept either outcome'

The sell-off does not represent a full 10 percent liquidation of Musk stake in the company, which would be worth about $20 billion.  

While Tesla has lost close to $150 billion in market value this week, retail investors have been net buyers of the stock. 

Some 58 percent of Tesla trade orders on Fidelity’s brokerage website on Wednesday have been for purchases, rather than sales.

Retail investors made net purchases of $157 million on Monday and Tuesday, according to Vanda Research.

Tesla is now up more than 51 percent in 2021, thanks largely to an October rally that was fueled by an agreement to sell 100,000 vehicles to rental car company Hertz.

‘The company itself is on fire, with strong results,’ said Tim Ghriskey, a senior portfolio strategist at New York-based investment management firm Ingalls and Snyder. ‘That is not going to fade quickly.’

Bullish sentiment returned to Tesla’s options on Wednesday, with about 1.1 calls traded for every put. Calls are typically used for bullish trades, while buying puts shows a bearish bias.

The company’s options accounted for about $109 billion in premium changing hands over the last two weeks, or about one in every three dollars traded in the U.S.-listed options market, according to a Reuters analysis of Trade Alert data.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Nov.12: 2021:

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(SPRING, Tx.) JUST IN: KTRK has reported that two people died in a fiery crash involving a 2019 Tesla Model S and its autopilot functionality while taking it for a test drive on Saturday night, according to authorities #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.19: The crash happened just after 9 p.m. on Hammock Dunes Place in the Carlton Woods Creekside subdivision. The victims were said to have been two men who were 59 and 69 years old, however police have not released their names yet.

59 and 69-year-old men dead after self-driving Tesla crash, authorities said: ‘The flames reportedly took hours to extinguish, and Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said the investigation has led them to believe that there was no one driving the car when the crash occurred’

In a similar incident another Tesla Model S catches fire twice in one day in California

Firefighters and medics were called to the scene after reports of an explosion in the woods after the Tesla ran off the road, authorities said.

The Tesla was traveling from a cul-de-sac on Hammock Dunes Place and did not negotiate a curve. The vehicle crashed into a tree before bursting into flames.

Crews found two bodies inside the vehicle, a man in the front passenger seat and another man in the back passenger seat.

The batteries on board the Tesla continued to ignite despite efforts to douse the flames, authorities said. It reportedly took around four hours and more than 30,000 gallons of water before firefighters decided to let the fire burn itself out.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.19: 2021:

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