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Peter Schiff Says Bitcoin (BTC) Is 'Done' After Failing as Digital Gold

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Tue, 03/10/2020 - 07:21
Alex Dovbnya
Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital says that you can put a fork in Bitcoin (BTC) after it collapses with global equities
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Peter Schiff, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, used Bitcoin's latest price crash as an opportunity to launch a new series of relentless attacks on the flagship cryptocurrency. 

This time around, the gold bug says that the orange coin is done after it failed to stand its first major test as a safe haven asset. 

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You had one job

Schiff suggests there is nothing that can help Bitcoin after it surprisingly plunged together with global equities. As reported by U.Today, the likes of veteran trader John Bollinger and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong expected BTC to move in the opposite direction under such circumstances but that wasn't the case. 

The price of Bitcoin crashed by more than 17 percent over the last couple of days, which flies in the face of those pundits who claimed that Bitcoin would be more attractive during times of global uncertainty. 

This recent crash worsens the identity crisis of the leading cryptocurrency that, according to billionaire Ray Dalio, is neither a store of value nor a medium of exchange.   

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Taking aim at CNBC

Apart from bashing Bitcoin, Schiff also took a shot at CNBC, the leading business news channel that has yet to invite him this year. When BTC was nearing its all-time high CNBC devoted a lot of its airtime to crypto, but went radio silent on the subject after the coin's price hit the rocks. 

While CNBC is indeed perceived as a contrarian indicator by some Bitcoin traders, it is understandable why their hosts were mum about it.

The S&P 500 tanked more than seven percent on March 9. As Bitwise CEO Hunter Horsley explained, a drop of such magnitude would correspond to the Bitcoin price trimming 41 percent of its value in 24 hours.

About the author

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.

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