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Max Keiser Says Compound’s Rally Was Only Meant to Take Your Bitcoin as Token Plunges 40 Percent

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 16:06
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Alex Dovbnya
Altcoins are only designed to take your Bitcoin, says RT host Max Keiser
Max Keiser Says Compound’s Rally Was Only Meant to Take Your Bitcoin as Token Plunges 40 Percent
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Compound (COMP), the governance token of the eponymous Ethereum-based lending platform, has monumentally crashed about 40 percent over 24 hours, according to data provided by trading terminal Cryptowatch.

While commenting on this fall from grace, RT host and influential crypto proponent Max Keiser noted the only purpose of altcoins was to take away Bitcoin from FOMO-driven investors. 

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And it’s gone  

Compound’s token has made quite a stir over the past few days after the Coinbase Pro listing announcement made on June 18 kickstarted its 150 percent rally.

Coinbase’s decision to add COMP to the roster of the assets traded on its professionally-oriented exchange was quite controversial given the company is an early investor in Compound that owns part of the token’s 10 million supply.

All good things eventually come to an end, and the COMP token witnessed the long-overdue correction.

It is currently changing hands at $254 after touching its current all-time high of $380 on June 21.    

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‘Systematic risks’

Since Keiser is an unabashed Bitcoin maximalist, some investors might feel like they don’t need to pay heed to his advice on altcoins.

However, even Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, who recently spared with Keiser on Twitter, feels uneasy about the new wave of enthusiasm surrounding DeFi projects.

As reported by U.Today, Buterin warned investors that ‘flashy DeFi things’ with enticingly high yields might pose ‘systemic risks.’

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at