Peter Schiff Slammed by Bitcoin Community Over Gold Being Inflation Hedge

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Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:36
Yuri Molchan
The prominent gold bug and BTC critic Peter Schiff says that now is the last chance to buy gold as an inflation hedge and gets opposed by doubtful Bitcoiners
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Peter Schiff has shared data on the increase of the Fed Reserve’s balance sheet, predicting a tremendous level of inflation in the near future.

Having always preferred gold over Bitcoin, Schiff is now calling on his followers to start buying gold as an inflation hedge while the XAU price has not yet skyrocketed.

However, the Euro Pacific Capital CEO has faced criticism from Bitcoiners who are telling him that it is BTC, not gold, that has proven to be the perfect hedge against the Fed’s cash printing.

‘Buy gold, while you still can’

Vocal gold bug and Bitcoin hater Peter Schiff has taken to Twitter to remind his followers of the fact that the Fed has continued printing USD non-stop, pointing out that last week, the Fed’s balance sheet surged from $212.8 bln to $6.934 trl.

The Euro Pacific Capital CEO predicts a breakout of massive inflation later on and expects things in this area to ultimately get worse.

He warns his subscribers that gold might surge soon and that it is a good idea to buy it while it is still $1,722 per ounce.

The responses in the comments came, probably, different to what Peter Schiff had expected – people started objecting and saying that Bitcoin has been a better hedge over gold this year.

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In late March, Peter Schiff took part in the podcast of vocal Bitcoin advocate and investor Anthony Pompliano, in which they discussed the Fed's QE and the prospects of Bitcoin and gold.

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‘Inflation will hit emerging markets in next 18 months’

On Thursday, entrepreneur and Bitcoin maximalist Jimmy Song also touched on the topic of Bitcoin and the high inflation expected soon, due to the Fed’s QE.

Song stated that the consequences will not be felt as heavily in the US as they will be in developing countries within the next year and a half. He stated that Bitcoin is the hedge in this case.

“M2 Money stock has increased 15% ($15.4T to $17.7T) in the period between Feb 3 2020 and May 4 2020. That's 13 weeks. Annualized, that's 75%. Most of that isn't going to be felt in the US. Most of that will be felt in emerging markets the next 18 months. Bitcoin is the hedge."

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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, can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.

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