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Bitcoin Will Probably End 2022 On A Flat Note

Michael Saylor, the CEO of MicroStrategy, is a big proponent of Bitcoin.

He believes that if you grasp Bitcoin’s foundations and how impossible it would be to construct anything better, its volatility is immaterial. People who have invested at least $100 in BTC, according to Saylor, are allowed to speak about it, but others should not.

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In response to market volatility in January, he said that the rise of Decentralised Finance (DeFi) exchanges increased the volatility of cryptocurrencies. DeFi is an alternative finance ecosystem in which people may send, receive, trade, borrow, and lend BTC without the involvement of traditional financial institutions or the regulatory frameworks that govern banks.

Bitcoin Is Saylor’s Favorite Crypto

The DeFi movement attempts to “disintermediate” finance by removing the need for trust and middlemen from transactions by utilizing computer code. MicroStrategy revealed in August 2021 that it has bought $250 million in Bitcoins to utilize as a “primary treasury reserve asset.” The corporation has continued to amass BTC, and its CEO has become one of the most outspoken proponents of cryptocurrency. MicroStrategy presently has 1,24,218 Bitcoins in its possession.

BTC’s price has dropped low enough to reduce the cryptocurrency’s massive energy consumption — and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions — but only if prices remain low. A single BTC is now worth less than $24,000, less than half of what it was worth in March. While it has been progressively losing value for months, the price has dropped below a significant barrier when it comes to BTC’s environmental effect in the last 24 hours. Ethereum, on the other hand, has lost about 8% of its value and is now trading at roughly $1,460. The market capitalization of the second-largest cryptocurrency is estimated to be approximately $177.45 billion.

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