With the ever-growing cryptocurrency market, it has literally become a sea with huge waves that everyone wishes to surf. Over the course of time, the cryptocurrency industry has experienced a surge in terms of investors.
There was a time when the crypto-verse only had a few million active users but now the industry has more than a hundred million active users. With the passage of time, the cryptocurrency investment community has become diverse.
In the past, only individual investors invested in cryptocurrencies. Then the community got bigger and retail investors started rallying to the platform. Finally, the cryptocurrency community was able to gain mainstream adoption. Then the cryptocurrency industry started receiving investments from the major institutions in billions.
Some of the major institutions that have invested in cryptocurrencies include Tesla, Rothschild’s Investment Corporation, MicroStrategy, and many more.
The reason why cryptocurrencies have observed such high investments from such firms is the billionaire owners and founders of these companies.
When it comes to Tesla, it was Elon Musk, who proved to be a proponent of cryptocurrencies. For Rothschild’s Investment Corporation, it was the Rothschild’s family and for MicroStrategy, it was its founder, Michael J. Saylor.
Over the period, the entire cryptocurrency industry has observed huge support from such billionaires. These billionaires alongside many others have realized the significance of the cryptocurrency industry and have invested billions in the sector.
However, the community of such billionaires continues to grow with every passing day. Just recently, it was Carl Icahn, who opened up about cryptocurrencies and shared his change of view about cryptocurrencies.
The founder of Icahn Enterprises had always been a skeptic when it came to cryptocurrencies. However, the billionaire recently had a change of mind around cryptocurrencies. He recently stated that he is interested in investing in cryptocurrency markets.
The billionaire even hinted that he is planning to invest a huge amount in cryptocurrencies. During a live telephone call at a TV show, Icahn teased that he was planning to invest around $1.5 billion in cryptocurrencies.
Carl Icahn is not some minor billionaire, as his net worth is reportedly around $15.6 billion. During Trump’s tenure as the president of the United States, Icahn was reportedly an advisor to his administration. Furthermore, Carl Icahn is a huge investor and keeps looking for new opportunities and ventures to invest in his portfolio and increase his net worth.
It was back in 2018 when Icahn had made a controversial statement about cryptocurrencies. At that time, Icahn had demonstrated that he was an opposer of cryptocurrencies claiming that cryptocurrencies are just ridiculous. He added that he is getting old in the investment business and would not want to waste his money on something he does not believe is worth something.