Ron Paul, former Congressman and candidate for U.S. President asked his followers on Twitter: if you are offered 10 thousand dollars with the condition that you will not be able to spend it for 10 years, which you choose to take them in US dollars, gold, bitcoins or something else?
A wealthy person wants to gift you $10,000. You get to choose in which form you’ll take the gift. But there’s a catch: You must keep the gift in the form that you choose, and you can’t touch it for 10 years.In which form would you take the gift?— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) December 5, 2017
Paul, who earlier this year urged the U.S. government to leave bitcoin alone, asked this question to his followers, who number more than 650,000. Of the more than 70,000 respondents, 54 percent said that prefer bitcoin.
Gold took second place with 36% for 10-year bonds were 8%. And only 2% indicated that they will take the fed, if they are proposed.
In an interview with TheStreet that Paul gave in October, he acknowledged that is not a specialist in crypto-currencies (even in 2014, he argued that bitcoin is not “real money”).
However, in a recent interview, he voiced support for cryptocurrencies, as alternatives to the hegemony of the USD.