Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, the founder of Icahn Enterprises, says that his company is exploring how to get involved in cryptocurrency â€œin a relatively big way,â€ which he said could be an investment of about $1.5 billion.
Carl Icahn Exploring Getting Into Cryptocurrency
Carl Icahn, the founder and controlling shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, revealed his cryptocurrency plan in an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday. He said:
Icahn is one of Wall Streetâ€™s most successful investors. In 1678, he formed Icahn & Co., a securities firm focusing on arbitrage and options trading. In 1978, he began taking substantial positions in individual companies, including RJR Nabisco, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom, Uniroyal, Dan River, Marvel, Revlon, Fairmont, Time Warner, Yahoo, Lions Gate, CIT, Motorola, Genzyme, Biogen, Chesapeake Energy, El Paso, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Lawson Software, Medimmune, Dell, Netflix, Forest Laboratories, Apple, and Ebay.
The billionaire investor was asked specifically what a â€œrelatively big wayâ€ means for him and his company. He described:
Icahn further clarified: â€œTo be clear, we have never bought any cryptocurrency, but we are studying it.â€
The billionaire noted that many cryptocurrencies out there are overvalued in his view. He opined: â€œMuch of the cryptocurrency issued today will not survive, but we believe cryptocurrency in one form or another might be here to stay.â€
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