(Reuters) – Billionaire CEO Elon Musk mentioned on Saturday the value of bitcoin and ethereum appeared excessive, at a time when the cryptocurrencies have hit file highs, with bitcoin crossing the $1 trillion market-capitalization threshold.
The chief govt of Tesla Inc, whose current tweets have fueled the digital-currency rally, made the comment on Twitter whereas replying to a consumer who mentioned that gold was higher than each bitcoin and standard money.
Musk, who earlier within the week remarked that he discovered the prospect of holding bitcoin adventurous for an S&P 500 firm, mentioned in a tweet: “Cash is simply knowledge that permits us to keep away from the inconvenience of barter …”
“That mentioned, BTC & ETH do appear excessive lol,” he added.
Bitcoin, the world’s hottest cryptocurrency, hit a recent excessive in Asian buying and selling on Saturday, extending a two-month rally a day after the digital foreign money’s market capitalization exceeded $1 trillion.
Ethereum or ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and day by day quantity.
Musk, an ardent proponent of digital currencies, has defended Tesla’s current buy of $1.5 billion of bitcoin, which has ignited mainstream curiosity within the digital foreign money.
Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Matthew Lewis