Since we started accepting bitcoin as payment in collaboration with BitPay, I’ve received a number of questions from our customers who were concerned that we might be taking part in cryptocurrency speculation.
That’s not true. And as the CEO of the Hard Assets Alliance, I felt the responsibility to clarify why we launched this service, which seemed to send a mixed message to our customers.
Long story short, a small number of our Hard Assets Alliance customers asked for the ability to buy gold with bitcoin. Some of them speculated in cryptocurrencies and wanted to allocate part of their gains to a tangible asset like gold.