But Tesla was not the only party that informed BTCPay Server of the bug. Qaiser Abbas, described by the team as an independent web-security researcher, also received thanks for responsible vulnerability disclosure.
Tesla’s foray into Bitcoin continues
Tesla has plunged its resources into Bitcoin in recent months; in February, the company rocked the cryptocurrency world when it announced a $1.5 billion investment into Bitcoin. This month, Tesla also began accepting Bitcoin as payment for its goods and services in the US, with plans to roll it out to other countries later this year. The company plans to hold any Bitcoin it receives, rather than converting it into fiat currency.
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has become an outspoken advocate for the cryptocurrency, suggesting last month that investors held a better position if they held Bitcoin instead of cash.
Musk’s words have already had an impact. According to a study by the Blockchain Research lab, when Musk updated his Twitter bio in January 2021 to read simply “Bitcoin,” he caused the price of the cryptocurrency to spike almost 20%.
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