Bitcoin Becoming Mainstream Is Inevitable — Elon Musk’s Comments ‘Haven’t Changed Anything’ – News Bitcoin News

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke says it is inevitable that Bitcoin will go mainstream. Unlike Tesla, which no longer accepts cryptocurrency, Rokke’s company is now considering accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment, and emphasizes this Elon Musk’s comments on cryptocurrency’s environmental issues haven’t changed anything.

The Norwegian oil mogul is delving deeper into Bitcoin

Norwegian oil billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke believes Bitcoin could be worth millions of dollars. He owns nearly 70% of the industrial investment company Aker ASA, which includes oil producer Aker BP, which recently specialized in green technology and renewable energy.

Rokke’s craze for Bitcoin has impacted Aker, who is now open to the idea of ​​accepting payments in BTC, Bloomberg reported on Saturday. “We are curious about this technology,” Aker CEO Oyvind Eriksen was quoted as saying.

He explained that the payment system has not yet been configured to accept cryptocurrency, but noted that “something is happening here very quickly”. In addition, Eriksen emphasized that the idea of ​​receiving payments in Bitcoin is “no stranger” to him.

Aker’s comment followed the announcement by Elon Musk’s Tesla that it has suspended accepting Bitcoin for payments. “We are concerned about the rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel,” Tesla said.

In response to Tesla and Musk’s comments on Bitcoin’s environmental issues, Aker confirmed that Musk’s latest comments “didn’t change anything”.

In a letter to shareholders earlier this year, Rokke said that Bitcoin’s entry into the mainstream economy is inevitable. Despite the volatility of the cryptocurrency, he wrote:

The question is not if, but when … We have to expect a lot of volatility. But we don’t care because we believe in long-term functionality.

In March, Rokke formed a bitcoin investment company called Seetee AS with an initial capital injection of 500 million kroner ($ 60 million). He stated that Sea Tea’s cash will be in Bitcoin.

Rokke’s craze for Bitcoin has also attracted another Norwegian billionaire to the cryptocurrency. Øystein Stray Spetalen said in April that he bought BTC after reading that “Røkke bought Bitcoin”. He admitted, “I can’t stand to see that Røkke makes money and not me.”

What do you think of Rokke’s Bitcoin comments and Aker’s strategy? Let us know in the comments below.

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