Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, owner of the Houston Rockets NBA team, has embraced bitcoin in a huge way. Fertitta’s luxury car dealership in Texas has become the first in the United States to accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash for payments via bitcoin processor BitPay.


“The rising of bitcoin sparked my interest,” Tilman Fertitta, owner of Houston-based Post Oak Motors, said in a press release. “Being a premier luxury car dealer, I always want to offer my customers the very best buying experience, and this partnership will allow anyone around the world to purchase our vehicles faster and easier.”


Fertitta — whose net worth tops $4.4 billion — is the sole owner of Landry’s Inc., a hospitality company that manages more than 600 restaurants, hotels, and casinos in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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