- 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.
Someone gives you a $10,000 that you can’t touch for 10 years, would you rather have the 10k gift in
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) September 27, 2019
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.
Has to be gold. Least volatile. Most likely to inflate true to market. Bitcoin could come and go in 10 years.
— Tyson Freitas (@tysonfreitas) September 27, 2019
Another responder was more in favor of Bitcoin instead, joking that the idea is a
OMG… what a trick question. Clearly the right answer is Bitcoin!
Both the two others will lose value. @remindmetweets in 10 years
— Anders⚡HyperBTC before 2027 (@Anders_) September 27, 2019
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.