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Texas Senator Ted Cruz Comes Out as Pro-Bitcoin

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Thu, 10/06/2021 - 3:54
Texas Senator Ted Cruz Comes Out as Pro-Bitcoin
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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said that Bitcoin has “a lot of potential” during his recent appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity”:

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Look, I think [Bitcoin] has a lot of potential. I think we are seeing enormous growth in it.

The former presidential candidate claims that a looming inflation crisis is “part of the reason” why people are flocking to Bitcoin:    

We are seeing inflation. We are seeing lumber going up, homes going up, oil going up, gasoline going up, energy going up, commodities going up, and I think people are going to Bitcoin as a hedge against that.   

While adding that Bitcoin “has upside,” Cruz also urged Fox News viewers to be “careful.”

The senator’s comments run counter to those of ex-president Donald Trump, who recently called Bitcoin “a scam.”

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Freedom to eight billion people

Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor—who was interviewed by Sean Hannity before Cruz—believes that Bitcoin represents “property and freedom” to eight billion people:

Bitcoin is a technical solution to give 8 billion people property rights. I can own $100 in my hand as easily as I can own $1 billion.

When asked why he prefers Bitcoin over Ethereum, Saylor replied that the former is the oldest, the strongest, and the most secure cryptocurrency.

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