BTC億万長者のティム・ドレイパーからイーロン・マスクへ: ビットコイン付きのテスラサイバートラックを購入します

ティム・ドレイパー, the billionaire Bitcoin (BTC) investor who also invested early in Tesla, reacted to the company’s CEO and world’s richest man, イーロン・マスク, adding #Bitcoin to his Twitter bio to join the likes of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Draper, who holds around 30,000 BTC according to reports, told Musk that he would like to pay for the Tesla cybertruck with BTC while promoting his Bitcoin payment processor portfolio company OpenNode. 彼は言った:

“Hi Elon Musk, I would like to buy a Tesla cybertruck. Although I personally would rather keep my own #bitcoin, you can accept #bitcoin through our Draper VC company OpenNode.”

Why now?

1月に. 29, Bitcoin proceeded to rally by 14% in merely 30 minutes shortly after Elon Musk’s Bitcoin support began circulating on social media.

Many speculated that Musk could have been the high-net-worth investor behind the massive Bitcoin accumulation on Coinbase in the past week.

過去数日間, the premium on Coinbase skyrocketed to around $200, compared to Binance. This usually indicates significant buying activity from U.S. 投資家.

しかしながら, Musk did not follow up on the bio change, and overnight, the rally reversed. Bitcoin rose from $33,000 以上に $38,000, and dropped back down to $33,000.

Draper likely tweeted at Musk due the interest in Bitcoin from Musk and the positive market sentiment around BTC.

In a recent interview with CNBC, Draper said that he is actually buying more Bitcoin. Draper also said that he does not intend to sell BTC in the future, expressing his strong belief in Bitcoin as a “currency of the future.” He said:

I’m actually just buying more [ビットコイン]… I have no interest in ever selling my #Bitcoin for dollars. Why would I take the currency of the future and sell it for the currency of the past?”

On-chain data shows that Draper isn’t the only one focused on long term gains. 実際には, “HODLingactivity, which indicates the intent of Bitcoin investors to hold BTC for a long time, is at record highs.

Bitcoin 1-year HODL wave. ソース: Lookintobitcoin

Will Bitcoin ever be used as a currency?

Bitcoin is increasingly becoming considered as a store of value and an alternative to gold as a safe-haven asset. ここ数ヶ月で, でも, the correlation and inverse correlation between Bitcoin, gold and stocks have been decreasing.

Bitcoin correlation vs. S&P500,VIX, DXY, Gold. ソース: デジタル資産データ

In addition to the massive price gains, the fear of inflation and the large injection of liquidity by central banks have stirred massive interest among institutional and high-net-worth investors.

But while accepting BTC is becoming increasingly common, the question remains whether Bitcoin would ever be used as a currency and a medium of exchange like the dollar today.

皮肉なことに, when the price of Bitcoin is in a clear uptrend, investors are less likely to sell or spend their BTC. Draper himself is suggesting that he will probably pay the $40,000 for the Cybertruck with dollars rather than thecurrency of the future.

しかしながら, if Bitcoin price stabilizes in the future at a high enough price level and sees lower volatility, then BTC could become more compelling for everyday payments.

その間, as the network gains more users and must scale, the Bitcoin blockchain network may ultimately become inefficient to use for everyday payments on the first layer.

その時点で, second-layer scaling solutions, like Lightning Network and sidechains like Liquid, 例えば, may become the blockchainappsfor processing small payments instantly. Such interoperable platforms will likely have their own tradeoffs with varying degrees of trustlessness, privacy and decentralization.

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