eToro の CEO ヨニ・アッシア氏は「今仮想通貨を売るのは 2001 年に Apple 株を売るようなものだ」と発言しました。
Obi Nwosu, the CEO of bitcoin exchange Coinfloor, told BI this week: "If in 15 years only 1 in 10, or even 1 in 20, survive then we're looking at dozens of potentially killer apps."
Crypto bulls believe blockchain technology — a public, immutable ledger that can be edited by multiple, permissioned parties — has the potential to remake society by offering the promise of programmable assets.
Lubin said this week: "This technology is so profound, it's going to do so many amazing things for economic, social, and political systems worldwide."
Investing in crypto now is "as good as an investment in the internet 10 years ago," Assia said, suggesting that blockchain could be as transformative as the internet has been. "Tesla made 2,000%, Facebook made 1,000%, Google made 1,000%. This is the same thing but earlier in the cycle."
Much of this success would have been hard to foresee in 2000 — who would have predicted that a search engine would end up pioneering self-driving cars and exploring new areas of medicine? Likewise, the exact topography of a crypto future is hard to pinpoint but it's the direction of travel that matters.
"My long-term view is selling crypto now is like selling Apple in 2001," Assia, who is invested in bitcoin and ethereum, said. "You do it if you have to do it, you don't do it if you don't have to do it. That's my personal view, again, every person has to decide for themselves."
2001 年頃の Apple と言えば 1998 年に初代 iMac を発表し、その後数年で MacOS X や iPod なども発表して大いに盛り上がりました。その後、大きな下落は何度かあったものの現在でも Apple 株は高騰を続けています。