Someone used Bitcoin to buy a Tesla Model S
If future historians ever attempt to identify the moment we knew we were headed for the Nerd Singularity, they'll look at this as a benchmark.
To reiterate: someone used the digital, pseudonymous cryptocurrency that's skyrocketed in value the past year to buy a revolutionary, electric car founded by the Internet's favorite real-life Tony Stark and named after its favorite scientist.
No cash was involved.
Nick Jones of Lamborghini Newport Beac told the Daily Dot the car sold for 91.4 Bitcoins, which the buyer delivered via payment service Bitpay.
"Lamborghini Newport Beach is proud to announce that we are fully capable of accepting Bitcoin as legal tender for vehicles," the dealership proclaimed on its blog Wednesday. "We are excited to opening the door to this new currency." It even tweeted a picture of the car in question.
That means that while the Model S is the only car that the dealership has yet sold for bitcoins, it's also possible for anyone squatting on roughly 220 bitcoins to head on over and drive out with a Lambo.
A Lamborghini Newport Beach representative didn't return the Daily Dot's request for comment, as he was stuck on the sales floor. Presumably shaking all those newfound digital coins.
Photo by jurvetson/Flickr (Remix by Fernando Alfonso III)
Texans are adopting dogs in droves to rescue them from flooded animal shelters
Now this is Southern hospitality.38k
This photo of an Army widow at her husband's grave reminds us what Memorial Day is all about
Laureen Lopez-Berry's husband Richard was killed by a car bomb in Afghanistan in 2012.38k
How to play every classic video game on your phone
The best '80s and '90s consoles in the palm of your hand.17k
Don't fear the robot economy
The debate over an automated future is more complicated than you think.
Dentist samples drill noises for awesome techno commercial
Dental hygiene: the remix.285