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ShapeShift CEO: Bitcoin Price Will Skyrocket When World Hits Next Financial Crisis

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 12:06
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Yuri Molchan
The expert believes that due to the fast-growing US debt, another global crisis of the US dollar is inevitable and it will push a great deal of investors towards crypto
ShapeShift CEO: Bitcoin Price Will Skyrocket When World Hits Next Financial Crisis
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A few days ago, Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, tweeted that Bitcoin and other digital assets are going to boost their prices when the world is hit by the next global crisis.

Bitcoin will be an alternative to fiat in the next crisis

Voorhees reckons that the constantly growing US debt will eventually destroy the American economy and the economies of other countries unless the governments let another quantitative easing take place. Once more money is printed and injected into the circulation, inflation will rise, making ordinary people lose their savings. Thus, pushing them to invest in crypto.

Voorhees says in his tweet that now that the US debt is about to reach $20 trln, it will be impossible to repay it. More fiat money will have to be printed, thus diminishing its actual worth and pushing the world towards inflation.

For this reason, the ShapeShift CEO believes, ordinary investors will turn towards cryptocurrencies.

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Community’s reaction

Voorhees’ followers showed a bipolar reaction in the comments, from those who totally agreed and were dreaming along with him to those who began to argue, claiming that crypto will not be the perfect tool during a crisis.

Crypto volatility

However, regulators warn that crypto assets are highly volatile. The market reached its historical high in December 2017 when Bitcoin rolled over $20,000 per unit, letting other coins follow it.

Later on, the rates were gradually falling, and in June, BTC dropped below the $6,000 mark. Currently, the major crypto coin holds its position around $6,300. However, experts from Wall Street, including Tim Draper and Mike Novogratz, still believe that BTC will catch a bullish trend by the end of the year.

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ShapeShift removing anonymous accounts

Earlier, U.Today reported that the ShapeShift exchange had dropped its no-account scheme. From now on, users have to register, leaving their personal details, which basically turns ShapeShift into a centralized platform. This move of Erik Voorhees got many in the crypto community disappointed, leaving them in doubt whether this person is actually holding a pro-crypto position.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto 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 in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at