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PayPal CEO:加密货币更像是实现区块链的激励,而非真正的货币

1月23日,在瑞士达沃斯举行的2019年世界经济论坛上,PayPal首席执行官Dan Schulman对大量商家采用比特币的说法表示怀疑,他指出目前很少有零售商接受加密货币。

他表示:

“我们并没有看到很多零售商接受任何任何加密货币,但我认为其底层技术是很有趣的。”

Schulman对比特币潮流依旧持有谨慎态度,在他看来,加密货币的主要作用就是展示出了区块链技术。

“我一直认为加密货币更像是实现区块链的奖励机制,而不是真正的货币。”

价格波动是最大的问题

实际上,这并非Schulman第一次公开表示不看好加密货币。此前,他还表示消费者不应该期待在PayPal的移动支付服务Venmo上很快看到加密货币兑换服务。

Schulman表示,比特币价格的剧烈波动,是他不愿接受加密货币的主要原因。

 

白金汉研究集团(Buckingham Research Group)的股票研究主管Chris Brendler同意了Schulman的观点。他表示,无论是商家还是消费者,加密货币都不是最佳选择。

历任PayPal CEO对比特币的看法

相比PayPal现任CEO,其前任CEO Bill Haris对比特币的看法则更为糟糕。在2018年8月份,哈里斯将比特币贬为一文不值,并嘲笑称比特币的支持者们像邪教僵尸。

Haris告诉CNBC:

“比特币的狂热有很多说法:它是即时的、免费的、可扩展的、高效的、安全的、全球公认的、有用的,但实际上这些都不存在。”

Haris还预测称,比特币的价格很快就会归零。

当然,并非所有PayPal CEO都不看好比特币,其联合创始人、亿万富翁Peter Thiel就是一位比特币看好者。早在2018年3月份,Thiel就把比特币吹捧为“数字黄金”,他表示:

“它是一种对冲策略,可以抵御整个世界的崩溃。”

 

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman expressed skepticism about mass merchant adoption of bitcoin, noting that there are very few retailers that currently accept crypto.

Schulman made the remarks Wednesday (Jan. 23) at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“We’re not seeing many retailers at all accept any of the cryptocurrencies,” Schulman told CNBC (video below). “But I think the underlying technology is interesting.”

Schulman: Crypto Is Not Really a Currency

Schulman is leery of hopping on the bitcoin bandwagon because he believes crypto’s main role is to showcase blockchain technology.

I have always thought that crypto was more of a reward mechanism for implementing blockchain, as opposed to really a currency.

PayPal CEO: Bitcoin Price Volatility Is Deterrent

Basically, Dan Schulman is doubling-down on the crypto FUD he professed last year. At the time, Schulman said consumers shouldn’t expect to see a crypto exchange on PayPal’s mobile payment service, Venmo, anytime soon.

Schulman cited bitcoin’s wild price swings as a key reason for his reluctance to embrace cryptocurrencies.

“The volatility of [bitcoin] makes it actually unsuitable to be a real currency that retailers can accept,” Schulman told TheStreet in January 2018.

Retailers have very narrow margins. And when you have a bitcoin bouncing up and down by 15% over a couple weeks period, that can be the difference between profits and losing money on every sale.

Chris Brendler, the director of equity research at Buckingham Research Group, agrees with Schulman. He says cryptocurrencies are not optimal for either merchants or consumers.

“It’s just not an efficient way to transfer value,” Brendler said. “It’s not a consumer-friendly process, and it’s not a merchant-friendly process.”

Ex-PayPal CEO Bill Harris Rips the ‘Cult of Bitcoin’

The current PayPal CEO’s anti-crypto stance mirrors that of its former CEO, Bill Harris. In August 2018, Harris trashed bitcoin as worthless, and mocked its proponents as cult-like zombies.

“The cult of bitcoin make many claims: that it’s instant, free, scalable, efficient, secure, globally accepted and useful,” Harris told CNBC (video below). “It is none of those things.”

Harris also predicted that the bitcoin price will soon crater to zero.

Meanwhile, PayPal co-founder, billionaire Peter Thiel, is a bitcoin bull.

Thiel — whose net worth tops $2.5 billion — has touted bitcoin as “digital gold.” “It’s sort of hedge of sorts against the whole world falling apart,” Thiel declared in March 2018.

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