Buy a car with bitcoin? Some car dealers were years ahead of Musk

By Hyunjoo Jin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Georgia car dealer Christopher Basha was way ahead of Elon Musk in embracing bitcoin as a currency for selling vehicles. Basha said he learned about cryptocurrency from a roommate who mined bitcoin. “Someone bought a pizza with bitcoin,” he said. “Buying a car with bitcoin didn’t seem that crazy.” He began accepting bitcoin payments in 2015, but no customers were interested. “I almost forgot about it,” he said. In 2017, bitcoin prices surged, and one customer used the cryptocurrency to buy four Kias for a total of more than $150,000, Basha said. Bitcoin…

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