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Ratan Tata is Clearly not a BTC Fan

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While bitcoin has undoubtedly garnered huge legions of fans over the years, there are several individuals that still fall into the “hater” category. People like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger check the “hater” box when it comes to bitcoin sentiment, and now, Ratan Tata – one of the world’s wealthiest people – is going to join them.

Ratan Tata Doesn’t Hold Any Ties to Crypto

Tata recently gave an interview about why he doesn’t care for bitcoin and why he doesn’t see it as having any value. As the chairman of the Tata Group, he recently commented that he bears not ties to crypto. He also told his followers and listeners to remain aware of the endless dangers that seemingly surround crypto, and he warned them to think twice before getting involved in an industry that has allegedly caused so much pain.

He also mentioned that there have been several articles and marketing materials out there that have tied him to digital assets. He said these are all false and shouldn’t be taken seriously if seen. Discussing these phony ties, Satnam Narang – cyber security expert and senior staff research engineer at Tenable – said:

It’s extremely common for scammers to fake articles and social media posts from well-known individuals, such as CEOs, business executives, or notable individuals with ties to industries such as finance and cryptocurrency. Mr. Ratan Tata highlighted an example of a fraudulent article discussing a fake ‘wealth loophole,’ which is a timely reminder that is one of the most reliable tools in the scammers’ toolbox.

He further stated that people need to be aware of ongoing online scams and material that may not be entirely trustworthy. These kinds of tactics usually occur through unverified YouTube channels or other social media outlets. Narang said:

Scammers will leverage the existing audio and video footage of these individuals to craft convincing deep fake footage, whereby these individuals talk of alternative investment opportunities including into cryptocurrencies. Users should be extremely skeptical of posts they see promoted on social media and video footage circulating on sites like YouTube.

So Many Mixed Emotions!

Several digital platforms and social media companies – like WhatsApp of Facebook fame – are now looking to fight back. WhatsApp recently introduced the ability to silence unknown numbers. In addition, the company has put out a statement telling people to be cautious should they receive job offers or related inquiries through the WhatsApp platform, as taking part or falling for such tactics could result in heavy financial losses.

Many of the world’s wealthiest people are not privy to bitcoin, nor do they have terribly positive things to say about it. Warren Buffett, for example, has referred to BTC as “rat poison squared” in the past, though there are others – like Michael Saylor – that swear by the asset.

Nick Marinoff
Nick Marinoffhttps://www.livebitcoinnews.com/
Nick Marinoff is currently a lead news writer and editor for Money & Tech, a San Francisco-based broadcasting station that reports on all things digital currency-related. He has also written for a number of other online and print publications including Black Impact Magazine, EKT Interactive, Seal Beach USA and Benzinga.com, to name a few. He has recently published his first e-book "Take a 'Loan' Off Your Shoulders: 14 Simple Tricks for Graduating Debt Free" now available on Amazon. He is excited about the potential digital currency offers, particularly its ability to finance unbanked populations and bring nations together financially.

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