Reliving The FUD That Led To This Week’s Bitcoin Crash

It is the worst of times. It is the best of times. It is the age of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Nevertheless, Bitcoin’s fundamentals remain intact. The project’s value is still there, despite the disastrous drop in price. It was all going so well. How did we get here? Actually, there are a lot of valid reasons. Let’s review all of the causes that lead to this FUD.

As you know, everything started through Elon Musk’s fingertips…

Tesla’s “Environmental Concerns”

When Bitcoin was on its way up, Elon’s company gave it the push it needed. Tesla announced ownership of $1.5B worth of Bitcoin that, apparently, remain on its balance sheet. The crypto community celebrated the move, profits followed. The coin’s legitimization seemed to take a step forward. And then…

Inexplicably, Tesla announced they were not accepting BTC as a form of payment anymore. Despite wild speculation, no one knows what happened. In his tweeted announcement, Elon cited “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining” as the reason. Few people inside the crypto community believed it. Everyone outside of it did. And even though Tesla clarifies they didn’t sell any of their Bitcoin, the FUD set in. And retail investors started selling.

If you want to learn about Elon’s real views on the matter and about everything the crypto mining industry is doing regarding green energy, head over to Bitcoinist, our sister site.

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