Connecting dots totally backwards

In the last few days I watched Bitcoin go from:
$6000-something to $7000 and $7500,
and then $7500 to $8000,
and to $8500,
over that,
for no apparent reason…

…and then the Russian government left and Putin became some sort of supreme overlord forever.

So my two questions are:

  • Is Bitcoin still seen as the World’s New Money, or is it now officially a storage for oligarch money? and
  • Whenever I bought Bitcoin in the past (and lost on it every time) — did I literally transfer that money directly to Putin?