Reddit User Claiming To Be Tesla Insider Now Says Bitcoin Posts Were Not True


"I am a software dev working at R&D at Tesla in California, over the past 72 hours our company bought 24701 BTC at an average price of 33142$," the user with the handle TSLAinsider posted on Reddit last month.



A Reddit user who claimed in a post a month ago to be a Tesla Inc insider and knew about the electric car maker's purchase of bitcoin said on Tuesday that his assertions were not true.


The user's original post stating Tesla was buying bitcoin drew little attention when it appeared Jan. 2. But it received a second look Wednesday, a day after the electric carmaker and its CEO Elon Musk disclosed a $1.5 billion investment in the cryptocurrency that sent bitcoin to fresh highs.


Reuters could not independently verify the user's identity or whether his initial or subsequent claims were accurate.


Tesla did not respond to an email to its press office.


"I am a software dev working at R&D at Tesla in California, over the past 72 hours our company bought 24701 BTC at an average price of 33142$," the user with the handle TSLAinsider posted on Reddit last month.


"I have no idea what will happen once this reaches the newspapers but I think the price will explode even more," the user wrote.


"I told you so," TSLAinsider wrote on Monday after the Tesla news on bitcoin. "I got laughed at and downvoted."