Bill Gates blasts cryptocurrencies, NFTs as based on ‘great

Billionaire Bill Gates dismissed cryptocurrency projects such as nonfungible tokens as shams “based on the greater-fool theory” at a climate conference Tuesday, reviving past criticisms of digital assets. “Obviously, expensive digital images of monkeys are going to improve the world immensely,” Gates said sarcastically while speaking at an event in Berkeley, California hosted by TechCrunch….

MicroStrategy can withstand bitcoin volatility: CEO amid margin c

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor said on Tuesday the software firm was capable of withstanding volatility in bitcoin prices after the token slumped to levels that triggered fears of possible liquidation on its leveraged position. MictroStrategy, an aggressive investor in bitcoin, said it borrowed $205 million from crypto bank Silvergate Capital in March, with the three-year…