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温克莱沃斯兄弟称比特币会涨到32万美元,不相信的人受穷全因“缺乏想象力”

David Meyer 2018年02月25日

不仅温氏兄弟,其他坚定看多比特币的人士也不为近日的剧烈波动所动。

过去几个月比特币走势堪称大起大落,但有些支持者还是坚持看多。这里就有一例:温氏兄弟。

温克莱沃斯家两兄弟:泰勒和卡梅伦之前因为Facebook的创意大闹过一阵,近来随着比特币起伏,二人的财富也随着涨跌。不过他们坚持认为比特币价格会涨40倍。

“我们认为,不管过去几个星期价格怎么变,比特币资产的价值还是低估的,”卡梅伦·温克莱沃斯告诉CNBC。泰勒插嘴说,如果还认识不到比特币的价值,终将因为“缺乏想象力”而受穷。

双胞胎兄弟称,人们往往从人际转账角度思考加密货币的意义。然而比特币之类加密货币同样可供机器间转移价值,例如一辆无人驾驶车辆与另一辆无人驾驶车辆发生支付交易时。

由于加密货币波动显著,很多人已经不敢用来支付,收货方也不接受比特币了。因为比特币的准确价格很难定,如果价格出现上涨,囤积比特币的收益比花出去要高。

波动性增大后交易增加,比特币网络上交易费也随之增长。如果基于比特币的微型支付确实会成真,交易费会成为大问题。

除了温氏兄弟,其他坚定看多比特币的人士也继续看好前景。一天之前,交易所Gatecoin亚太业务发展主管托马斯·格鲁克斯曼表示,“今年12月比特币没理由不涨到50,000美元。”

截至发稿,一个比特币价值约为8470美元。去年12月初曾触及近20,000美元高点,之后全球监管部门出台一系列政策,比特币价随之下跌,本周早些时候曾低至5,950美元。(财富中文网)

译者:Pessy

审稿:夏林

Bitcoin may have had a rocky last couple months, to put it mildly, but some boosters still have their optimism goggles on. Case in point: the Winklevii.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the erstwhile Facebook power-scrabblers who made and lost a fortune with Bitcoin’s rise and fall, are insisting that the cryptocurrency will appreciate 40 times in value.

“We think regardless of the price moves in the last few weeks, it’s still a very under-appreciated asset,” Cameron Winklevoss told CNBC. Tyler chipped in that those who can’t see Bitcoin’s potential are suffering from a “failure of imagination.”

The twins’ argument is that people are missing the point when they try to think of cryptocurrencies in terms of person-to-person transactions. Instead, they say, the likes of Bitcoin will be extremely useful when machines trade economic value between themselves—for example, when a driverless car needs to pay another driverless car.

Cryptocurrencies’ extreme volatility dissuades many people from using them to pay for things, and vendors from allowing payments in Bitcoin—it’s too hard to accurately price things in Bitcoin, and when the value is rising there’s more to gain from hoarding Bitcoins than from spending them.

The volatility also leads to more transactions, which leads to higher transaction fees in Bitcoin’s congested network—a big problem if Bitcoin-based micropayments are to become a serious prospect.

Winklevii aside, other people who stand to gain from Bitcoin’s success also continue to talk up its prospects. A day ago it was the exchange Gatecoin, whose APAC business development chief, Thomas Glucksmann, said there was “no reason why we couldn’t see bitcoin pushing $50,000 by December.”

At the time of writing, one Bitcoin was worth around $8,470. The price neared $20,000 in early December before a series of regulatory moves around the world led to crashes that knocked it as low as $5,950 earlier this week.

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