GM has no interest in following Tesla and investing in bitcoin

General Motors has no plans of investing in bitcoin, but CEO Mary Barra said the automaker will monitor customer demand as it weighs whether to accept the cryptocurrency to pay for its services and vehicles."We don't have any plans to invest in bitcoin, so full-stop there," she said in response to a question from Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday. "This is something we'll monitor and we'll evaluate. If there's strong customer demand for it in the future, there's nothing that precludes us from doing that."Barra's comments follow Tesla's disclosure earlier this week that it purchased $1.5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency.In the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla said it bought the bitcoin for "more flexibility to further diversify and maximize returns on our cash." It also is expected to give Tesla liquidity in the cryptocurrency ahead of plans to start…

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