Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is no stranger to sharing his stock and cryptocurrency purchases with his followers on Twitter Inc TWTR. On Friday, Portnoy shared a huge purchase of Bitcoin BTC/USD.
What Happened: Portnoy took to Twitter to share that he bought 29.5169 Bitcoin a price of $36,924.86 each. The total purchase price was $1,089,907.77.
“F***ed around and bought 29 bitcoins today #Bitcoin,” Portnoy shared with his 2.7 million Twitter followers.
Portnoy shared that he still is holding Safemoon, with his $40,000 investment now worth $3,985.20.
Why It’s Important: The Barstool Sportsbook founder previously accused Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk of manipulating the market with numerous tweets about cryptocurrencies.
“I wish I could to the degree he does,” Portnoy said.
Portnoy said Musk goes back and forth on investments and tweets about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin DOGE/USD.
“If the crypto market were regulated, you wouldn’t be allowed to do that.”
Portnoy’s purchase was welcomed by many including MicroStrategy Inc MSTR CEO Michael Saylor, who is a large holder of Bitcoin.
The purchase also comes after Ark Funds CEO Cathie Wood said this week that Bitcoin could hit $1 million by 2030.
Barstool Sportsbook, a sports betting app from Barstool Sports and Penn National Gaming PENN, launched Friday in the state of Louisiana.
Price Action: The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC is up 5% to $25.25 Friday afternoon.
Bitcoin is trading at $37,285.82 and has traded at a range of $35,629.28 and $37,423.99 over the last 24 hours.
The price of Bitcoin is down around 27% in the last month. Bitcoin's all-time high is $68,789.63.
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