Zero or Millions? Bitcoin (BTC) Future Predicted By Billionaire Investor

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:20
Vladislav Sopov
Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital is one of the top VCs in the world. Recently, he sat down with Anthony Pompliano to discuss investments during the crisis
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Within the framework of The Pomp Podcast #256, the two talked about the ongoing quarantine, the investment strategies of hard times as well as about the post-pandemic world. The Bitcoin (BTC) perspective was also not ignored.

Still in a ghetto

Despite being known mostly as a venture capitalist who invested in Slack and Playdom, Mr. Palihapitiya has a seven-year relationship with the flagship cryptocurrency. He bought Bitcoin (BTC) for the first time in 2013 at about $80 and wrote for Bloomberg about his motivation. According to him, he never added to his Bitcoin (BTC) savings and, these days, leaves it for the management of his team.

Despite the fact that 2013 was quite some time ago, Bitcoin (BTC) is still mostly about speculation for Mr. Palihapitiya. It is ‘too speculative to be reliable (...) too volatile’ to replace the U.S. Dollar as the major world currency. The billionaire believes that:

It pushes it [Bitcoin - V.S.] into this ghetto of day traders and speculators. We’re still in that ghetto.

To get rid of these vulnerabilities, Bitcoin (BTC) needs interest from long-term holders.

Binary investment

In terms of investment returns, Bitcoin (BTC) knows no golden mean. The price could go thousands of percent up or down in a matter of days, Mr. Palihapitiya concluded.

This is either zero or it’s millions

What is important for Mr. Palihapitiya is the fact that Bitcoin (BTC) has a chance at becoming the new gold standard within the next ten years, ‘Gold 2.0’. While that would be highly undesirable for banks and governments, the billionaire believes that this process may be driven by individuals and people.

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis (Crypto Briefing) as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)

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