Bridgewater Associates head, Ray Dalio not too long ago appeared on Lex Fridman’s podcast. This hour-long interview lined a number of subjects starting from the collapse of Empires to Bitcoin, NFTs, and even the DOGE-Musk relationship.
Bitcoin- Thumbs up or down?
Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency has come a great distance. The evolution of the biggest cryptocurrency has been a formidable one. Completely different upgrades coupled with institutional demand and adoption have added to the credentials. The hedge fund boss too was impressed.
He sees Bitcoin as “various cash,” reiterating that it has obtained the standing of getting imputed worth. That mentioned, this received’t save or shelter BTC from the rising competitors. A tussle between various kinds of currencies due to rampant cash printing depreciated worth. Evidently, the chief added,
“Bitcoin is a part of that competitors, however there will likely be many moneys (not simply crypto cash)”
Right here’s a distinct narrative. Dalio goes so far as saying that non-fungible tokens might share this blanket as properly.
Rely me in
NFTs have witnessed an enormous surge in reputation earlier this yr. Because of this he believes non-fungible tokens might develop into a standalone sort of cash. The American billionaire has thus far kept away from shopping for any NFTs, however he stays curious, as he states,
“I undoubtedly wish to purchase NFTs…These things (NFT) is going on, it’s actual…”
However his precedence stays the identical.
Gold continues to be a preferable “store-hold of wealth” because it has been “universally acknowledged as cash” for hundreds of years. “Gold continues to be my favourite,” he says. He pinpointed at few benefits that Gold possesses over its digital cousin.
“You possibly can’t hint it (Gold). For BTC, you possibly can hint it, who owns it, and so forth…”
Additionally, it’s the third-largest holding in central financial institution reserves across the globe.
BTC to hit one million?
Dalio doesn’t see Bitcoin reaching the $1 million mark. “It’s not likely attainable,” he mentioned. As per his evaluation, the flagship cryptocurrency is price about 20% of gold (excluding central financial institution possession and jewellery). Because of this Bitcoin and even cryptocurrencies will fail to surpass gold.
The cryptocurrency market at present stands at round $2.4T whereas Bitcoin is swinging close to the $1T mark. This in comparison with Gold ($5T)- it does appear to be an upheaval of a process.
However that doesn’t imply it’s inconceivable. On the time of writing, that is what the present numbers appear to be.
Progress (Bitcoin surpassing Gold)
— Bitcoin vs. Gold (@VersusBtc) December 26, 2021
MUSK + DOGE
Nicely, he didn’t remark a lot on this., however he point out that he finds Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s effort to place meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin on the moon “cute.” Honest to say, he joked round Musk’s imaginative and prescient to make DOGE attain the moon.
But, it is very important word that Musk wasn’t precisely kidding about sending Dogecoin to the Moon earlier than.