Can Bill Gates Short Bitcoin?

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It all started final Monday when Bill Gates was quoted as observant he would brief bitcoin if he could on CNBC.

The greeting on amicable media, quite chatter was quick and furious.

Tyler Winklevoss responded with this tweet that forked out that @BillGates could brief bitcoin regulating a CBOE futures contract. The CBOE’s agreement specifications clearly state that we could be net brief or prolonged adult to 5,000 contracts.  There don’t seem to be any restrictions on who can be brief (I have to check my notes, we suspicion during one time there were stipulations on who could brief – yet that might have been during a clearing turn – or before bitcoin forsaken from roughly $20,000 to underneath $9,000 and hasn’t had a parabolic boost given late Nov and early Dec (not coincidentally, in my opinion, right as futures launched).

So my initial greeting was – certain we can Bill (I did accommodate him once when we was an novice in a 1980’s during Microsoft and we still consider that was flattering cold to this day – though that’s another story).

But a some-more we have suspicion about this statement, that on a aspect seems wrong, a some-more we consider he is on to something.

First, during 5,000 contracts during $8,700 that sum brief would be $43.5 million.  That is frequency going to pierce a needle for a male of his net worth.  Even if he was right, he substantially creates or loses some-more each few hours on his existent batch holdings.

So a initial end is that maybe Mr. Gates can brief Bitcoin, though it isn’t value it to him – though a rest of us small mortals can.

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