VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):特斯拉宣布接受比特币购车
日期:2021-02-13 08:57

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Tesla Says It Will Accept Bitcoins for Car Payment

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American carmaker Tesla said on Monday that it had invested around $1.5 billion in bitcoin, an internet-based form of money.

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The company is expected to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for its cars and other products in the near future. The announcement from one of the best-known American car companies sent the price of bitcoin up more than 10 percent.

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Tesla chief Elon Musk is a supporter of the digital currency. In recent weeks, Musk used the social media website Twitter to praise bitcoin. Musk said a week ago that bitcoin was "on the verge" of being more widely accepted by investors. Last December, he asked if it was possible to do large business deals in the currency.

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Eric Turner is a vice president of market intelligence at the research company Messari. He says more companies will use bitcoin now since "Tesla has made the first move."

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He told Reuters, "One of the largest companies in the world now owns Bitcoin and by extension, every investor that owns Tesla (or even just an S&P 500 fund) has exposure to it as well."

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The value of a Bitcoin has reached record highs in recent months. The currency has also gained support from major financial companies this year. The financial services company Blackrock recently permitted some of its funds to invest in the currency. However, government-run central banks around the world do not support the digital currency.

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The price of bitcoin has gone up and down wildly since it was created in 2009 by a mysterious developer or group going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2017, for example, the price went from $975 on March 25 to more than $20,000 on December 17. A year later, it was worth less than $4,000.

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During the pandemic, bitcoin was trading at less than $11,000 in October of 2020. The price increased to more than $40,000 on January 8, 2021 and dropped to $30,000 three days later. Bitcoin was valued at more than $43,000 after Tesla's announcement Monday.

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Tesla said in a document sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) early Monday that its $1.5 billion investment in digital currency and other "alternative" holdings may grow.

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Neil Wilson is a market expert for Markets.com. He said of Tesla's Elon Musk, "He's now putting his money (shareholders') where his mouth is." He warned, "But given his recent comments – and adding #Bitcoin to his Twitter bio on January 29th – it also raises a real question about possible market manipulation."

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In 2018, Musk was fined $20 million by the SEC for charges of wrongdoing related to his use of social media. Recently, Musk was involved in driving up the share prices of U.S. video game seller GameStop.

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While more companies have used the technology behind bitcoin, known as blockchain, the actual uses of bitcoin have not changed very much. Some businesses, such as Overstock.com, have accepted payments in bitcoin. Still, its popularity is low compared with normal currencies.

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Many individuals and businesses will not accept bitcoins for payments. But that could change if others follow Tesla and begin accepting the digital currency.

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重点解析

1.investment n.投资

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Investment is all about running risks.

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2.currency n.货币

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British currency went metric in 1971.

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英国的货币于1971年实行公制wKw|X20=Z=KmviQIGfrP

3.alternative adj.供选择的

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The soldier had no alternative but to obey orders.

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士兵们除了服从命令别无选择nFzFRjj;#gttNp8

4.carmaker n.汽车制造商

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Almost every carmaker has a similar plan.

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几乎所有的汽车制造商都作出了相似的规划y3uuNQZ^norDP;;_

5.In recent weeks, Musk used the social media website Twitter to praise bitcoin.

social media 社交媒体

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I post a lot on social media anyway.

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我在社交媒体上发过很多内容xyaQS9z)B#C![8g

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Social media has become a platform for advertisements.

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社交媒体已经成为做广告的一个平台BKG8qsvOT(kR^dajMl)l

6.However, government-run central banks around the world do not support the digital currency.

digital currency 数字货币

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Innovations in digital currency can't be far behind.

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数字货币的革新为时不远了pa%9NL,U!_csy

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Digital cash is one example of digital currency.

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数字现金是电子货币的一种形式T~PoADI9pWiI

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特斯拉宣布接受比特币购车

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周一,美国汽车制造商特斯拉公司称,已买入大约15亿美元比特币,比特币是一种基于互联网的货币EyJ*XUS^nk%,3

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预计,该公司将在不久的将来开始接受数字货币购买其汽车和其它产品avbv5_1stE]B#NUs_。这家美国最著名汽车厂商的公告使得比特币价格上涨了10%以上~C3DcUpA-az

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特斯拉公司总裁埃隆·马斯克是数字货币的支持者&Ks,=w]=ZkzQWjkwLcKs。最近几周,马斯克通过社交媒体网站推特网称赞了比特币M&!nbhhmQe9gH8b+。马斯克在一周前表示,比特币即将被投资者广泛接受8SjHp=~KrsW_UrEH0!Tq。去年12月,他询问是否有可能使用该货币进行大型商业交易=;e5eVbqPaxot=NoVdQ5

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埃里克·特纳是梅萨里研究公司的市场情报副总裁IYi4ms^=S%[Q.=^V7bq。他说,自特斯拉打响第一枪以来,现在有更多公司将使用比特币JOKEi)gwGkm5

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他对路透社表示:“世界上的一家大型公司(指特斯拉)现在持有比特币,由此可以推论,持有特斯拉公司股票,甚至只是持有标普500指数基金的投资者们也都有比特币的投资F8l*_hGX8dX3,y0aYrTs。”

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近几个月来,比特币的价值创下了历史新高eL!u;nPjsOZA[Mt808f。这种货币今年也获得了主要金融公司的支持%ilisv|T6pLj[。金融服务公司黑石集团最近允许旗下部分基金投资比特币O*Rj8.(*zYA#&。然而,世界各地政府运营的央行不支持这种数字货币[2&Uk8_MD)mIf*!6

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2009年,一个名为“中本聪”的神秘开发者或组织创造比特币以来,此后,比特币的价格一直在剧烈波动w+*P2*D(nio7。例如,2017年,比特币价格从3月25日的975美元涨到了12月17日的2万美元以上(;7URr@K+l。一年之后,它的价值还不到4000美元f%O4LUj,O8NP=8

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在大流行期间,比特币在2020年10月的交易价格不到1.1万美元iq#pvRmBs+@aDWw。2021年1月8日,价格涨到了超过4万美元,并在3天后跌到了3万美元_gI=@jf~*nuDiC,A@!Zd。特斯拉周一宣布这一消息后,比特币价格超过了4.3万美元2P!=y_zaot4F].

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特斯拉周一早些时候在发给美国证券交易委员会的一份文件中表示,该公司在数字货币或其它替代资产方面的15亿美元投资可能会增长be6.BACU_BaUi

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尼尔·威尔逊是Markets.com的市场专家*R_Cy*[qm2PP6aH5zSi。他谈到特斯拉公司的马斯克时表示:“他现在把自己以及股东的钱挂在嘴里RU=au*LFI#vwAn)。”他警告说:“但鉴于他最近的言论,以及他1月29日在推特网简介中添加了比特币的标签,这也引发了可能存在市场操纵的疑问a~fx!%4*=K]uja)[%^2。”

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2018年,马斯克因使用社交媒体不当被美国证券交易委员会罚款2000万美元TMUhw6O*tDWE。最近,马斯克卷入了抬高美国视频游戏销售商GameStop公司股价一事]]2W=(RFZ2Y)

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尽管越来越多公司采用了比特币背后的区块链技术,但是比特币的实际用途并没有太大变化PUXQ)wjKNPQhC.VfD-7。Overstock.com之类的一些企业已经接受了比特币支付|#q%A&KCLAtga7。不过与普通货币相比,其受欢迎程度较低1D7K7Vgoeg.tU-A7[jx

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许多个人和企业不接受比特币支付Ujlc%VG2&N(&7=xdQ。但是,如果其它人效仿特斯拉公司开始接受这一数字货币,那么情况可能会不一样B^%BfFwPLm),,Jij

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