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Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom said that a “big crash” would help mainstream cryptocurrencies as an everyday medium of exchange, instead of fuelling speculative behavior.
He spoke as cryptocurrency markets fell sharply on Friday, after a sudden sell-off. Bitcoin (BTC) dropped about 4% to $21,130, its lowest level in over three weeks. Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second-largest digital currency, tanked 9%, or $168, to $1,640.
“The big crash is needed for crypto to go mainstream with utilization instead of speculation,” Kim, a self-proclaimed ‘Internet freedom fighter’, said on Twitter. “That’s when you unchain from the oppressors and freedom has the decentralized power to flourish (sic).”
Crypto prices fall
Bitcoin recently rose above $25,000 for the first time since its mid-June lows of $17,500, helped on by a rally in U.S. equities amid signs inflation pressures could be easing.
last month with news of Ethereum’s network upgrade tentatively scheduled for September 15, Ethereum reached $2,000
The latest drop in crypto prices, which also saw leading assets including Binance coin (BNB), Solana (SOL), and Cardano (ADA) falling, may be a result of the market’s “predisposition to fluctuations.”
“These things happen and the reason is because liquidation cascades in response to huge long trades that are often overleveraged,” Sebastian Menge, founder and COO at burn-to-earn platform Fitburn, told Be[In]Crypto.
“When the leverage gets liquidated, it reflects in the prices of crypto assets across the board. Normally, market makers are searching for liquidity and by so doing, they tend to push the price up or down to liquidate the trades.”
‘Use crypto, don’t HODL’
Kim Dotcom thinks the US economy is on the verge of inflation, all indicators are showing bad signs and the global economy will get worse
At one point, Dotcom spoke of a coming “New World Order”, and how it aims to “shift into a new dystopian future where the elites are the masters of the slaves without the cosmetics of democracy.”
Kim also urged his followers to buy bitcoin because he said that the us dollar will be worthless, nothing can be bought anymore, having bitcoin in such a period will save lives.
“Crypto is the future. Nothing can stop this revolution. Don’t HODL. Use crypto every day,” Kim tweeted.
Cryptos have been waiting to be adopted by users for a long time, it would be better for all crypto to be seen as a tool of value rather than as a means of buying and selling. In March, U.S. president Joe Biden released an executive order regarding the crypto industry and how his administration intends to interact with it in 2022.
Observers said the executive order, which covered a range of topics, including consumer protection and financial stability, took a “fundamentally positive approach toward crypto” and has been loosely seen a key to mainstream adoption.