Ehud Barak served as the prime minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. These days he makes a lot of money as an investor and co-founder of startup companies in such fields as cyber espionage and cannabis. However, he seems to think that investing in cryptocurrency is less legitimate.
Cannabis Is Legit, Bitcoin Is Not
The former prime minister was the keynote speaker at a startup event in Tel Aviv on Sunday, held by the local financial newspaper Globes. He recently became the chairman of a medical marijuana company, so he was naturally asked about the subject, which is the latest hot trend among Israeli stock investors. He acknowledged that there is a lot of hype around cannabis investments but rebuffed the suggestion that the industry has the same bubble-like characteristics of the 2017 bitcoin market.
“Blockchain is a technological-mathematical concept, an interesting and important method, and one that will have many uses. The coins — Bitcoin and others — is a Ponzi scheme. I do not believe that it will be possible to make a coin like this in the current generation and