Tim Cook, CEO of one of the most successful technology companies in the world (Apple), has also opted to invest in bitcoin and some cryptocurrencies. This was recognized by the same executive during an interview broadcast on Tuesday, November 9.
“If I have. I think it is reasonable to have it as part of a diversified portfolio “, acknowledged Cook when asked. In an interview with the New York Times. Cook added that he was not giving any investment advice. nor did he clarify which currencies in particular he has allocated part of his money.
On his inclination towards cryptocurrencies, the businessman claimed to have acquired an interest in this world for some time. “I’ve been researching it and I think it’s interesting,” Cook added.
Despite your personal interest, the company that Cook heads does not consider accepting payments with cryptocurrencies for the moment. They also do not intend to invest company money by buying bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency, confirmed the executive himself.
Cook delved into this matter, considering that Apple investors do not necessarily have an interest in cryptocurrencies. “I do not believe that those who buy Apple shares do so to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies,” said the director of one of the leading brands of phones and computers in the market.
Apple doesn’t want bitcoin, but its stars do
Cook made it clear that the company does not want bitcoin at the moment. But in addition to him, another of the great figures of the company has been paying a lot of attention lately.
Before these statements by Cook, already one of the company’s co-founders, Steve Wozniak, had been referred to in rather glowing terms to the creation of Satoshi Nakamoto.
For “Woz”, bitcoin is a modern miracle of mathematics, as we reviewed in CriptoNoticias last July. For Wozniak, bitcoin is a great means of safeguarding value and it could be even better than gold.
Despite this particular interest, Apple has not taken any steps towards adoption or investment in BTC. His position is very cautious as a company, unlike cases like Tesla, which maintains funds in the cryptocurrency despite the statements of Elon Musk; or MicroStrategy, which follows in the footsteps dictated by its founder and CEO, Michael Saylor and has already bought more than 100,000 BTC.