Chantel Jeffries and Christine Lagarde epitomise two more and more polarised camps relating to bitcoin: the cryptojunkies and the cryptosceptics.
Jeffries is a Californian YouTuber, DJ, mannequin and musician who delights her 4.7 million Instagram followers with swimwear selfies.
A number of days in the past, a TikTok video emerged of the 28-year-old influencer gushing about how she had owned bitcoin since 2017 and located it “entertaining” to observe the digital forex’s value rise over the previous 12 months. Final week’s crash was an “alternative to purchase a lot extra”. She tweeted a hyperlink to on-line trade Coinbase so her followers may commerce in cryptocurrencies.
In the meantime, Lagarde, 65, president of the European Central Financial institution, is quick turning into one of the influential voices among the many cryptosceptics.
“For many who