Bitcoin bull Michael Saylor said the cryptocurrency's volatility will always hurt those who invest purely to trade or based on speculation in a recent interview with Northman Trader's Sven Henrich over the weekend.
"The people that invest in bitcoin as traders - and they don't, they don't have a technology view or the macro view - they're always going to be disappointed because of volatility," Saylor said.
He urged investors not to put more money than they can lose into bitcoin and crypto markets, especially if they were basing trades on speculation and said he is not in a place to give advice to anyone planning to invest or trade with bitcoin over a short timeframe.
"If on the other end you have a 10-year technology conviction and a 10-year macroeconomic conviction, or if you have an ideological conviction, then take money that you can hold for ten years," Saylor said, adding that the volatility of bitcoin does not impact him personally as he has invested money he can afford to lose and can wait for the cryptocurrency to pick up from bigger sell-offs.
MicroStrategy CEO Saylor is a key figure in the online bitcoin and crypto space, who has consistently said the cryptocurrency is a form of investment. He sees it as a way to store value in place of traditional assets like gold and a way to protect his investments from increasing inflation and taxes.
In recent months, he has made bitcoin part of his company's financial. Just last month MicroStrategy sold shares worth $1 billion, in parts to purchase more bitcoin, after having already completed a $500 million bond sale to raise cash for more crypto buying.
At the time, the company owned 92,079 bitcoin - currently worth over $3.2 billion based on the most recent price of bitcoin according to Coingecko data.
In comparison to those who buy bitcoin to trade with it or based on speculation, Saylor told Henrich that he is focused on the long-term and views himself as somewhat of a tech investor - not least because of bitcoin's functionalities including ease of transfer and bitcoin applications.
"I am on the tech long-term tech investment, like the decade-long trend, and on the savings side," Saylor said.
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