A representative for Gates did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment.
Earlier on Monday, Gates said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that “bitcoin and ICOs, I believe completely [they’re some] of the crazier, speculative things.”
“I agree I would short it if there was an easy way to do it,” he said. Gates said someone once gave him some bitcoin for his birthday, but he sold it a few years afterward.
Bill Gates and Charlie Munger on bitcoin