Just how big are Elon Musk and Bill Gates’ carbon footprints? You might be surprised

Tesla’s Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos have been vying for the world’s richest person ranking all year after the former’s wealth soared a staggering US$160 billion in 2020, putting him briefly in the top spot. Musk isn’t alone in seeing a significant increase in wealth during a year of pandemic, recession, and death. Altogether, the world’s billionaires saw their wealth surge over $1.9 trillion in 2020, according to Forbes. Those are astronomical numbers, and it’s hard to get one’s head around them without some context. As anthropologists who study energy and consumer culture, we wanted to examine how all…

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Elon Musk says you can buy a Tesla with Bitcoin now

It was inevitable. Elon Musk said today that now you can buy a Tesla with Bitcoin. There aren’t many details on the logistics of this, but like a lot of company announcements, we are finding this out through Musk’s tweets. At the time of writing, the option hasn’t shown up on Tesla’s website. You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2021 Musk said that the company is using internal and open-source software to operate Bitcoin nodes and it won’t convert the cryptocurrency transactions to fiat currency. Tesla is using only internal & open… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,Tesla

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