Olympic Wrestler And BTC Bull Ben Askren Polls Crypto Twitter; Hodl $10,000 In Bitcoin or Gold?

The cryptocurrency industry is clearly here to stay, but would the public act differently towards it if they knew how the last decade would’ve turned out? Olympic wrestler Ben Askren took to Twitter to find out exactly what the public would do with 20/20 hindsight and $10,000 to invest.

  • Ben Askren is known for his career as an Olympic wrestler for the US.
  • Bitcoin won 50% of the vote, while gold trailed behind with 41% of the vote.

Bitcoin came to life a decade ago, and it has come with many challenges, though supporters of cryptocurrency have remained faithful. Ben Askren is a well-known bull of the Bitcoin world, though he’s better known as American Olympic wrestler. For his own personal curiosity, Askren recently posted a question on Twitter to learn more about the public perception of Bitcoin.

In the post, Askren directed a question to his followers, wondering if they would invest in gold, Bitcoin, or a US treasury bond, if they were given the chance to receive a $10,000 gift.

Based on the results, the appeal of Bitcoin is still clear, especially considering that about 65,000 decided to respond to these questions. Gold hit a close second at 41% of the vote, with US treasuring bonds falling pitifully behind. However, that could be because the supporters of Bitcoin and even wrestling wouldn’t know how to even use them in the first place. However, the results do show that there are clearly two types of people that follow Askren – the gold supporters and the Bitcoin bulls.

One of the followers that responded posted that the safest choice would be gold, commenting that there’s no guarantee that Bitcoin would still be around in 10 years.

Another responder was more in favor of Bitcoin instead, joking that the idea is a

“trick question.”

To answer his own question, Askren passively commented that, if this question was posted ten years ago, and someone invested in Bitcoin back then, their investment would be worth about $26 billion now. Gold, however, would only be worth about $15,000. Perhaps Bitcoin is a better investment vehicle that the gold supporters believe.

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Krystle M
Krystle is an American cryptocurrency blogger that wants to see the future of crypto and blockchain technology evolve. She has been writing about cryptocurrency for about a year, with a special interest in blockchain technology and regulatory measures around the world. While away from writing and learning about the changes in the cryptocurrency industry, she likes to indulge in science fiction novels and further her experience in playing both guitar and piano.

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