Bill Gates: Cryptocurrency Kills People
The philanthropist and billionaire Bill Gates criticized the cryptocurrency market in response to the Reddit AMA (“Ask me about anything”). One of the users of the forum asked the co-founder of Microsoft how he treats to cryptocurrency.
“The main feature of cryptocurrencies is their anonymity. I don’t think this is a good thing. The Governments [sic] ability to find money laundering and tax evasion and terrorist funding is a good thing,” – wrote Gates.
At the same time, he accused the cryptocurrency of real people deaths.
One of the users of Reddit replied to Gates that everybody can buy fentanyl for cash. Bill Gates denied this statement because cash payment requires a personal presence that creates more risks for the offender.
“Right now cryptocurrencies are used for buying Fentanyl and other drugs so it is a rare technology that has caused deaths in a fairly direct way,” – Gates stated .
The opponents of Bill Gates noted that any currency carries the same risks as cryptocurrency.
During Reddit AMA, Bill Gates expressed his views on other technologies as well. He believes that GMO products can save the population from hunger and provide a good nutrition. “GMO-based food is absolutely healthy,” – said the billionaire.
He accomplished the distribution of electric cars and drones, but sceptically estimated the prospects of the network of vacuum trains Hyperloop, proposed by Elon Musk.