Tim Draper is one of the investors and venture capitalist gurus who are always present on our DC Forecasts crypto news site, whether with their prediction or success stories. Today, we are unveiling Draper’s history with Bitcoin and the journey towards making $89 million from Bitcoin in less than five years.
In 2014, Tim Draper purchased 30,000 BTC from the US authorities in an auction, outbiding every investor by paying $632 per Bitcoin with a slight premium. The $18.96 million which he spent then is now worth $108 million – despite the 80% correction that the cryptocurrency experienced over the past year.
It is easy to see that investors like Draper have been in advantage when purchasing Bitcoin (BTC), mostly because of their net worth and millions ready on-hand. However, what’s most important is their enthusiasm towards the market and the psychology that they bring.
As Tim Draper once wrote in an op-ed:
“The long-term vision for bitcoin is to give the world economic emancipation. The potential if bitcoin is only limited by the imaginations of the entrepreneurs who work to drive this new virtual economy. To monitor and keep it honest, I believe that the community of users will ultimately self-regulate, possibly eclipsing or obviating the need for the various governments to regulate the crypto world. I’ve been through the ups and downs with bitcoin, and I am as certain as ever that the bitcoin revolution is coming.”
Because of this, Draper is not selling his Bitcoin and expects the market to rise, competing against gold and other types of safe-haven assets and eventually becoming a multi-trillion dollar asset.
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"We believe this thesis still remains intact which could mean seeing a break of the lows in the coming weeks. A 25% selloff in BTC from the current lows of $3,200 would be to roughly $2,400."He also shared that the next sell-off could be just what the crypto market needs in order to finally break the backs of the bears and reach a new bull momentum in 2019.
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“Coinstar is always looking for new ways to offer value to our consumers when they visit our kiosks.’’According to CoinATMRadar industry monitoring resource, there are more than 4187 Bitcoin ATMs worldwide and more than 60 percent or 2516 are in the United States. The market has grown plenty over the years and many operators are trying to get control of what they think to become a fairly popular trend for crypto usage.
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