Richard Branson, a season 9 guest shark on “Shark Tank,” invested in bitcoin a few years ago.
“I put some money in bitcoin because I like to learn about things, and I think whether bitcoin is the one — I think there will be a global currency,” Branson told CNBC in 2014.
“For people who can afford to invest a little in bitcoins, it’s worth looking into,” Branson wrote on his blog in 2013.
That year, he announced to CNBC that his commercial space flight company Virgin Galactic accepted a payment in bitcoin from a flight attendant in Hawaii for a seat on a trip to space. The Winklevoss twins, famous bitcoin backers, also used the cryptocurrency to book a spot with Virgin Galactic.
In 2014, Richard Branson told Bloomberg about…