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Bitcoin Fixes This: Elon Musk Slams Banks for Weak Security and High Latency

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 11:39
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Yuri Molchan
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has criticized banks for weak security, slow transactions and balkanization
Bitcoin Fixes This: Elon Musk Slams Banks for Weak Security and High Latency
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The chief of Tesla and SpaceX, and cofounder of PayPal, Elon Musk, has joined a discussion on Twitter, in which he bashed the way banks wire money.

In this light, Elon Musk’s support of Bitcoin seems even more logical.

“Elon Musk clearly understands BTC”

Elon joined the discussion started by Kristen Netten, co-host of the Third Row Tesla Podcast and a Tesla enthusiast with Cathy Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Invest, who spoke that Elon Musk understands the environmental issues to do with Bitcoin.

One of his goals is to save the plane, Wood added.

Netten also reckons that Elon Musk understands Bitcoin clearly and reminded that he cofounded PayPal back in the late 1990s.

A Twitter user in the comment thread pointed out that in the context of cryptocurrencies, this experience of Musk is especially relevant, taking into account that Tesla has recently bet $1.5 billion on Bitcoin.

Banks work with “high latency and weak security”, Musk claims

The discussion then turned toward banks and payments, after another Twitter user shared a photo of a young Musk and said that the world’s richest man once used to be an intern at a bank. He also stated that back then Musk realized all the flaws of banks when it comes to making payments and wiring money.

Tesla CEO stepped in to confirm that. He added that banks infrastructure is balkanized, suffers from high latency and weak security, especially when it comes to ACH transfers and credit cards.

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Elon Musk turns into Bitcoin supporter

On January 29, Musk took part in a podcast where he admitted to becoming a Bitcoin supporter and he tagged Bitcoin in his Twitter bio on that day and pushed Bitcoin to $38,500 from $32,000.

However, later on he removed BTC from his Twitter bio line and began again shilling his favorite Dogecoin.

Many crypto influencers and regular enthusiasts believed that Tesla going into Bitcoin was a matter of time.

And on February 8, Musk announced that Tesla had acquired a $1.5 billion worth of BTC – almost ten percent of its cash balance.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at