Anthony Scaramucci, a financier and former White House communications director, claims that Tesla’s $ 1.5 billion in bitcoin is not all of the investment in Elon Musk’s cryptocurrency and related companies.
“Elon Musk did not stop at Tesla. I understand that SpaceX keeps bitcoin on its balance sheets. Elon Musk owns more than $ 5 billion in bitcoin through Tesla, SpaceX and in person, “the CEO of Skybridge Capital wrote on Twitter.
Tesla disclosed cryptocurrency investments in February in reporting to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SpaceX, by contrast, is not a public company, so it is not obligated to publish such information. SpaceX is believed to have attended the MicroStrategy cryptocurrency conference last month.
Scaramucci made his comment in the context of Musk’s investments and the negative impact of bitcoin on the environment: “No living person has done more to protect the planet from climate change. The idea that Elon Musk will invest in a “dirty asset” is absurd. The future of bitcoin mining is in renewable energy sources. “
Speaking to CNBC on March 18, Scaramucci said that investors will come to realize the superiority of bitcoin over gold if they take the time to study cryptocurrency. “The world is changing. It’s easier to store, faster to move, and the value of a trusted network grows, ”he said. “You don’t need to have a lot, but at least some.”
In January, Skybridge Capital opened its own bitcoin fund, which by the time of the announcement already had $ 310 million under management.