â€˜Robinhood Influencerâ€™ Wants the Winklevoss Twins to Explain Bitcoin to Him
Dave Portnoy, also known as Davey Day Trader, now wants to learn how to buy Bitcoin from the Winklevoss twins.
Popular Twitter personality Dave Portnoy, famous for his motto â€œstocks only go up,â€� now wants to learn about Bitcoin (BTC) from Gemini co-founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.
In a Twitter clip extracted from his latest daily show on August 4, Portnoy tells the Winklevoss twins heâ€™d like them to â€œexplain Bitcoin in a way that I would understand,â€� he said.
Portnoy stressed that he wants them to come in â€œtheir little rowing outfits,â€� in a reference to the movie The Social Network, where they were shown competing in Harvardâ€™s rowing team.
Both Tyler and Cameron accepted the invite shortly after.Â
Bitcoin in the ether
Portnoy recounted how he once bought BTC in â€œthat original Bitcoin ageâ€� but lost all access to it. â€œIâ€™ve spent 20 grand, itâ€™s just sitting in the ether,â€� he lamented in what appeared to be an accidental pun.
He said that he does not know how to buy Bitcoin or how to maintain self custody of the asset once acquired, which is why he wants the Winklevoss twins to come and explain it to him. He also revealed in passing that he had already talked to them about this, but â€œthey wanted a free ad.â€� Portnoy on the other hand wants â€œto get richâ€� by learning about it.
A viewer appears to have suggested he buys Chainlink (LINK) as well, though he immediately replied â€œI donâ€™t know how, Iâ€™ve already explained.â€�
An irreverent persona
Portnoy is the founder of Barstool Sports, a sports news website. Since the coronavirus lockdowns, he has immersed himself in the world of daily stock trading, reportedly to make up for the closure of sports betting.Â
He makes daily videos about his fortunes and misfortunes in the stock market, famously saying phrases like â€œstocks only go upâ€� or â€œI have as much experience as Joe Dick Tom Warren Buffet.â€�
He reportedly inspired his followers to enter the stock market through retail platforms like Robinhood, though he is known for using E*Trade.
Portnoy and the Davey Day Trader persona are considered the poster child of irrational exuberance that led to events like Hertzâ€™s post-bankruptcy rally or Dogecoinâ€™s TikTok-fueled Rally.
The sudden interest in Bitcoin could be due to plunging profits in the stock market, as the latest rally is primarily led by a few very large stocks like Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. Earlier in the Tuesday show, he complained of a $40,000 loss on Shopify.
While the latest events could result in publicity for Bitcoin among stock traders who follow Portnoy, the interest is unlikely to last longer than the current rally.
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