Nassim Taleb considers bitcoin adherents to be amoebas, while Bill Gates fears bitcoin could harm the environment
Nassim Taleb considers Bitcoin adherents to be amoebas
Nassim Taleb, the author of the famous work “Black Swan” criticized the adherents of bitcoin. In his opinion, they “think in binary”.
“And the minute someone defines herself or himself as a “bitcoiner” like a national identity it becomes an irreversible ideological committment not an investment strategy. Actually it is a religion. You “belong” to a group of amoebas,” Taleb wrote on his Twitter page.
Earlier, Nassim Taleb spoke out several times in support of the main cryptocurrency, and also criticized the conservative financial system. In early 2019, he gave a lecture in Moscow, where he voiced the key goal of bitcoin — “scare the bankers.”
Bill Gates fears bitcoin could harm the environment
In an interview with CNBC journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates pointed out that it takes quite a lot of electricity to confirm BTC transactions. However, he stressed
“Bitcoin uses more electricity per transaction than any other method known to mankind, and, so, you know, it’s not a bad climate thing.
If it’s green electricity and it’s not crowding out other uses, eventually, you know, maybe that’s okay. I don’t see the topic as deeply related even though you might label me a Bitcoin skeptic, ” said the billionaire.
In addition, he said that the Gates Foundation is currently developing its own digital currencies. According to the entrepreneur, they will have “ultra-low” transaction fees.