Elon Musk: Owning bitcoin only slightly better than holding cash
CALIFORNIA (US) – “Owning bitcoin was only a little better than holding conventional cash, but that the slight difference made it a better asset to hold, said Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk on Thursday.
“However, when fiat currency has negative real interest, only a fool wouldn’t look elsewhere,” Musk said in a tweet. “Bitcoin is almost as bs as fiat money. The key word is ‘almost’.”
Speaking about Tesla’s motive behind investing in bitcoin, he said that the difference with cash made it “adventurous enough” for the S&P 500 company to hold the cryptocurrency.
Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase set the cryptocurrency soaring toward this week’s record peak above $50,000 while Musk’s recent promotion of dogecoin on Twitter also lifted the price of that cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin was steady just below a record peak of $51,284 on Friday.