As markets reel from the most recent Elon Musk Bitcoin FUD, the CEO of Real Vision, Raoul Pal, stated BTC maximalists are partially culpable as a consequence of their blinkered view.
“The greatest obstacle to BTC adoption are bitcoin maximalists. Few perceive this.
Be extra open. Don’t attempt to ram your factors residence. Support folks and don’t be tribal and by no means be abusive and insulting if somebody doesn’t share your BTC solely views. It’s an enormous world on the market.“
Speculation Mounts That Musk Has Dumped His Bitcoin
Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced his agency would not settle for Bitcoin as fee. He stated the environmental harm brought on by coal-dependent miners was behind the choice.
Markets tanked on the information with over $400 billion wiped from the whole crypto market cap. This resulted in a 13% drop for Bitcoin on the day, forming a every day shut of $49.3k.
Buyers stepped in, stabilizing the market over the following few days. But the weekend noticed additional sell-offs.
Musk replied “Indeed” to a tweet that talked about the hate being directed in direction of him throughout this era.
The tweet by @CryptoWhale spoke about Tesla promoting their remaining Bitcoin holdings. It additionally stated such a response is justified contemplating the assaults he has endured.
Bitcoiners are going to slap themselves subsequent quarter after they discover out Tesla dumped the remainder of their #Bitcoin holdings.
With the quantity of hate @elonmusk is getting, I wouldn’t blame him…
— Mr. Whale (@CryptoWhale) May 16, 2021
Musk’s response of “indeed” leaves the door huge open on what he agreed with. CNBC speculates that Musk was hinting that Tesla has already offered their remaining Bitcoin holdings.
Fred Wilson, a founding associate at Union Square Ventures, commented on the state of affairs by saying he believes Musk is manipulating the market.
“He’s playing games. It is hard to take anyone who does that seriously. I’ve lost enormous respect for him over the last year because of it.”
Wilson later added that he nonetheless respects Musk’s achievements, however not his tweets.
China Controls The Hashing Power
Adding to the fallout, Musk stated the Bitcoin community is managed primarily by a choose group of massive mining corporations in a now-deleted tweet. He additionally spoke of a pure catastrophe at a coal mine in Xinjiang, northwestern China, which considerably dropped the Bitcoin hashrate.
“Bitcoin is definitely extremely centralized, with supermajority managed by handful of massive mining (aka hashing) firms.
A single coal mine in Xinjiang flooded, nearly killing miners, and Bitcoin hash fee dropped 35%. Sound decentralized to you?”
Estimates put 65% of Bitcoin’s hashing energy coming from China, with the USA and Russia in joint second, accounting for 7% of the hashing energy every. With 4 out of 5 of the largest mining swimming pools being primarily based in China, publicity to political threat is excessive.
The above is just not new data, however coming from Elon Musk is far more durable to gloss over.
As Pal stated, there’s extra to crypto than simply Bitcoin. BTC maxis are usually not serving to their trigger by denying that.
Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com