Barstool Sports‘ millionaire founder Dave Portnoy recently retweeted his 2017 video on Bitcoin, saying his opinion of the asset hasn’t changed.
„For everyone who was trying to get me into the Bitcoin game, I made this video in 2017,“ Portnoy said in a June 19, 2020 tweet. „I still feel that way.“
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Portnoy’s feeling in 2017
Active in social networks, Portnoy has made a lot of noise since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with his comic stock-exchange videos, alluding to his lack of skill in the market.
In his 2017 video, Portnoy said he was a „Bitcoin investor“ that year, due to the hype surrounding assets at the time. Most of the video includes Portnoy explaining his confusion about the asset, its ecosystem and its underlying technology.
What are ‚citizen coins‘? Is Bitcoin really that different?
„I don’t know how to spend them. I don’t know how to get them. You have to go to this thing called Coinbase, which is how you buy them and they keep closing down because a lot of people are trying to buy Bitcoin.
Portnoy then proceeded to call Bitcoin a scam, though he said he wanted to get involved so he wouldn’t miss out on all the profits that those around him claim.
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„Okay, I’ve decided I like it, even though I think you and your brother are robots,“ Portnoy said in a June 20 tweet referring to Tyler Winklevoss.
Bitcoin has received several other comments this year from mainstream personalities, including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.