Surveillance Mogul: Make Bitcoin Like Paypal

Peter Thiel, notable for being the founder of global surveillance firm Palantir and a co-founder of Paypal, today described Bitcoin as "lacking a Payment system" of the sort Paypal had while also criticizing it for introducing a new currency "for speculators." Thiel also insisted commerce happening in Bitcoin was almost entirely illegal. In his conversation with US today Thiel noted he has roughly three quarters of his wealth tied up in illiquid tech stocks.

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