On Saturday, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson asked his 5.6 million followers on Twitter which crypto asset they prefer: Bitcoin or Ethereum. Tyson is no stranger to the cryptocurrency world, having only recently entered the realm of non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles.
Iron Mike asks his fans: “Which do you prefer, Bitcoin or Ethereum?”
The former professional boxer, also known as “Kid Dynamite” and “Iron Mike”, tweeted on Saturday about Bitcoin and Ethereum and asked his followers which crypto asset they preferred. Tyson is pretty familiar with Bitcoin and on July 25, 2015 he did tweeted via a Bitcoin ATM that showed his picture. He also shared a website called miketysonbitcoin.com, which is now offline. At the time, Tyson allied with a company called Bitcoin Direct LLC, but the company was quickly forgotten after a few dramas.
More recently, Tyson has teamed up with the full-service creative agency NFT Studio 1ofone. According to the announcement, Tyson will be releasing its first official NFT collection with 1ofone this August and it will be available through opensea.io. The former heavyweight champion has worked with digital artist Cory Van Lew and the NFT collection will feature “Iconic Moments From His Career”, unlockable content and also a limited edition release.
“The more I learn about NFTs, the more excited I am to be part of the crypto / tech community,” Tyson said in a statement on the NFT project. “It’s the future and I decided to partner with 1ofone to navigate the NFT community with something really innovative and creative that tells a story about who I am.”
Tyson’s tweet on Saturday caught the attention of not only many crypto supporters, but also legendary rapper Busta Rhymes. Rhymes has also been intrigued by cryptocurrencies lately and has tweeted his Twitter followers about his curiosity. After Tyson asked, “Which do you prefer, BTC or ETH?” Reime replied and said: “Mike, I’ll be with you in a moment. Spent the last 30 minutes reading the comment section. “
There are tons of responses from the crowd in the comments section of Tyson’s tweet. Michael Saylor, CEO of Microstrategy replied and said, “Mike, I spent over a thousand hours thinking about this question and decided on Bitcoin. So far, I’ve bought $ 2.9 billion worth of BTC because I think this is the future of digital ownership. ”Even Jack Dorsey of Twitter answered to Tyson and shared a website called hellobitco.in.
Tyson’s question is answered several times
Of course, Tyson’s thread makes a number of people mention other crypto assets and a variety of cryptocurrencies. The official Twitter account of Baby Doge Coin said: “Mike let’s talk #BabyDoge” with boxing glove and dog emoji. Paxful manager Ray Youssef also responded to Tyson’s question. “Nice to have you with us, Mike,” remarked Youssef. “Bitcoin is halal and peaceful, honest money.”
[Ethereum] is a platform for defi that is permissionless protobanking. Both have their place, but Bitcoin is what I think most about and the people of Africa use it every day as a way out of economic apartheid.
Others simply implies that Tyson didn’t have to decide whether he owned both crypto assets. Of course, the Tyson tweet also resulted in a number of Bitcoin fans and Ether supporters fighting. Most of them pent up by the Bitcoin maximalist crowd, while other crypto asset fans claimed that there are superior coins that Tyson failed to mention.
Another person said: “ETH is a whole decentralized, secure economy. BTC is [a] decentralized secure orange coin. So I prefer ETH. ”The number of answers to Tyson’s question is huge and, as Busta Rhymes said, you could easily spend thirty minutes reading it.
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