Bitcoin proponents tweeted Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, with reasons as to why he should convert his company’s balance sheet to Bitcoin.
After tweeting a meme about Bitcoin, a series of tweets were made, which involved Saylor, chief executive officer of MicroStrategy telling Musk to do his shareholder a $100 billion favor and to buy Bitcoin.
According to Saylor,
“Other firms on the S&P 500 would follow your lead & in time it would grow to become a US$1 trillion favour,”
Musk responded to Saylor, enquiring about whether such large transactions were possible. Saylor explained that he had bough over $1.3 billion in Bitcoin and offered to share his playbook
Elon is no stranger to cutting edge FinTech solutions like Bitcoin. He previously worked as the founder and CEO of payments firm, PayPal where he was essentially able to reshape the finance sector with new technology.
When asked to break down his views on Bitcoin, Elon stated that he is “neither here nor there on Bitcoin”. In the interview, he referred to Satoshi’s Whitepaper as “pretty clever”. He would go on to describe some of the ways in which cryptocurrency has been used in society.
“You must have a legal to illegal bridge. So where I see crypto is effectively as a replacement for cash. I do not see crypto being the primary database [for transactions].”
With Bitcoin surging towards $25,000 there’s no telling just how much an organisation like Tesla could gain from converting its balance sheet to Bitcoin.
The cryptocurrency crossed $20,000 on Wednesday for the first time in history. It continued on past $23,000 on Thursday, giving traders and enthusiasts more reasons to be optimistic.
More people than ever trust the cryptocurrency. Celebrities and big time investors from traditional finance sectors have swarmed into the Bitcoin market, signalling positive sentiments for the cryptocurrency.