Self-proclaimed ‘Made Man’ and shameless ICO shill, Ian Balina, claimed he is thinking of becoming a Bitcoin maximalist. He made the revelation in an interview with Bloxlive TV.
Lulled Into A False Sense Of Security (Token)
Balina, a vlogger and creator of some of the most cringe-worthy crypto-related songs ever, didn’t appear to have been invited to talk about Bitcoin.
Interviewer, Layah Heilpern, initially asked about his ‘Diary Of A Made Man’ channel; How it had evolved from a simple travel blog, into one of the most popular cryptocurrency YouTube channels. At the height of ICO-mania in 2017, Balina was one of the biggest influencers in the field.
Then he explained his ‘Token Metrics’ investment strategy; Leveraging data and analytics to find patterns in investing in ICOs and cryptocurrencies. Heilpern questioned him as to what makes a really good start-up to invest in. His three key requirements: product and technology, an all-star team, and the advisers on-board. He added the actual ‘token metrics’ as an afterthought.
Served Up A Bitcoin-Flavoured Curve-Ball
So, after shilling his blog and his investment strategy, the interviewer moved on to Bitcoin’s rollercoaster rally in Q2 of this year. “Is Bitcoin king, and will it replace gold?” she asked.
Balina responded with an unequivocal “Yes,” tempered only with his standard disclaimer that it was “definitely not financial advice.”
Bitcoin is king. Bitcoin has shown us this entire year why it’s still king. Altcoins haven’t really kept up with Bitcoin at all.
He continued by saying that even he, who is known for investing heavily in altcoins, is “really thinking of becoming a Bitcoin maximalist.”
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