We respect the quest for sound money but @PeterSchiff is wrong when he says "there is no way that people are going to work for salaries paid in bitcoin". Kraken paid 250 salaries in bitcoin in April and more employees are opting for crypto every month. https://t.co/OZuh4gcbfw— Kraken Exchange (@krakenfx) May 23, 2019
Why Not Get Paid In BTC?There’s actually little reason to think that someone wouldn’t want to be paid in BTC. Volatility is an obvious concern, but many working in the cryptocurrency space are paid in cryptocurrencies — so it is quite common. As to whether major businesses would ever allow for BTC-based salaries depends on the market-leading cryptocurrency’s maturity as an asset going forward. If the market leader manages to stabilize itself as a global reserve currency, then there is no reason to believe individuals would not want to be paid in it.
Peter Schiff: Long-Standing Bitcoin CriticSchiff is a known critic of Bitcoin. He recently called the CBS 60 Minutes special on Bitcoin “propaganda” and a “free advertisement.” However, it is possible the gold-bug feels threatened by what many liken to ‘digital gold.’ Kraken’s comments demonstrate the growing acceptance of Bitcoin (BTC) as payment in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. However, the exchange had an even funnier follow-up tweet.
Maybe those who were getting paid in Bitcoin years ago were actually the smartest ones. Would you prefer to be paid in cryptocurrencies? Let us know your thoughts below.
By the way, the employee who took 100% bitcoin in 2012 retired in 2013.— Kraken Exchange (@krakenfx) May 23, 2019
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