Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder and technological whiz turned philanthropist, may not be a fan of bitcoin and digital-assets.
Asked during an interview published on Thursday with The Wall Street Journal what technological advancement the world could do without, Gates had this to say:
“The way cryptocurrency works today allows for certain criminal activities. It’d be good to get rid of that,” he quickly added: “I probably should have said bio weapons. That’s a really bad thing.”
The comments from Gates implies that the billionaire technologists is no bitcoin BTCUSD,
During a CNBC interview that aired on Thursday, Gates adopted a more moderate stance, describing his views on bitcoin as “neutral.”
“I don’t own bitcoin, I’m not short bitcoin, so I’ve taken a neutral view,” he said in