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Bitcoin Will Suffer If ‘China Coin’ Gets Backed by Gold – Peter Schiff Responds to Max Keiser

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  • The Euro Pacific Capital CEO responds to Max Keiser’s statement, in which he said that the so-called ‘China Coin’ to be backed by gold and pose a serious threat on USD

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As reported by U.Today on November 1, the Bitcoin bull and a financial commentator Max Keiser spread the word about the widely discussed ‘China Coin’ which is reportedly to be called ‘DCEP’ (digital currency electronic payment).

In a recent interview, Keiser stated that DCEP would be backed by gold and this would be a massive blow against the USD.

Peter Schiff, the Bitcoin critic, responds

Following that announcement of the Bitcoin bull, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff, known to be a Bitcoin critic, said that if Keiser is right and China is on track to unleash crypto pegged to the world’s most precious metal, it will be bullish for gold and bearish for Bitcon.

As per a recent Bloomberg article, since December this year, China has bought 100 tons of gold.

Binance is determined to open a Beijin office

The recent statement of President Xi Jinping has already started to change China’s official attitude towards blockchain and crypto. A few days ago, CoinDesk reported that Binance intends to open an office in Beijin, now that the government has sort of promised to approve of blockchain companies and is about to launch its own centralized crypto.

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‘China Coin’s’ collateral – gold or yuan?

However, other than Max Keiser, all reports about the Chinese coin DCEP, including official Chinese sources, have said that ‘China Coin’ is going to be backed by yuan, and there was not a single word about gold.

 

What are your thoughts on the statements of Keiser and Schiff? Share them in the comment section!

 

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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  • It is the first day of the month and Ripple has released one billion XRP from its escrow wallet. The community traditionally expects a price drop after such massive dumps

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It is the first day of another month – this means that Ripple has lavishly thrown XRP from its escrow wallet – one billion coins. Since the start of 2020, this monthly dragon-sized amount was withdrawn in two portions of 500 mln XRP each.

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While the XRP price is in the green zone, trading at $0.173095 on CoinMarketCap, the comments under the tweets about the XRP release signify that the community is either indifferent (having got used to these releases already) or is expecting another price drop in the short term.

In January 2018, XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency, reached an all-time high of nearly $3. Since then, XRP has been light years away from the ATH.

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Many skeptics say that the XRP price is not going to rise even in the long term, mocking those who remain faithful, holding bags of the coin.

As earlier reported by U.Today, many in the community believe that regular XRP releases made by Ripple prevent the price from rising and reaching at least $1. In 2019, a petition was set up on Change.org by crypto influencer ‘Crypto_Bitlord’ who wanted Ripple to stop dumping XRP.

Curiously, later on, another petition appeared on the same platform, requesting Ripple to accelerate the release of XRP in order to increase the coin’s adoption, which would assumingly lead to a massive price surge.

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