On Monday (June 14), the Bitcoin price broke above the $40,000 level for the first time since May 27 after legendary billionaire macro investor Paul Tudor Jones II (aka “PTJ”) said in an interview that he likes Bitcoin as a portfolio diversifier.
PTJ, who is the Founder and the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of asset management firm Tudor Investment Corporation (aka “Tudor”), made his comments about Bitcoin during an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”.
“I like Bitcoin… Bitcoin is math, and math has been around for thousands of years, and two plus two is going to equal four, and it will for the next two thousand years. So, I like the idea of investing in something that’s reliable, consistent, honest, and a hundred percent certain. So, Bitcoin has appeal to me because it’s a way for me to invest in certainly…
“I like Bitcoin as a portfolio diversifier. Everyone’s always asking what should I do with my portfolio… The only thing I know for sure is I want to have five percent in gold, five percent in Bitcoin, five percent in cash, five percent in commodities at this point in time. I don’t know what I want to do with the other eighty percent. I want to wait and see what the Fed is going do because what they do will have a big impact...
“For me, it’s just a way of kind of foundationally looking at how do I protect my wealth. Over time it’s a great diversifier. Again, I look at Bitcoin as a story of wealth… I look at crypto as a story of wealth. Others will argue this is a different ecosystem. It’s transactional in nature.“
When Sorkin asked PTJ how he feels about the risks of holding Bitcoin (e.g. the U.S. government deciding to ban Bitcoin), PTJ replied:
“It costs more to mine gold energy-wise than it does Bitcoin. Clearly, I’m concerned about the environmental impacts of Bitcoin. If I was king of the world, I’d ban Bitcoin mining… just because the environmental impact and then make the ecosystem figure out a way to do it without expanding the supply anymore at all…“
According to data by CryptoCompare, currently (at 13:50 UTC on June 14), Bitcoin is trading around $40,655, up 13.24% in the past 24-hour period.
This is what Weiss Ratings, the only financial rating agency that grades cryptoassets, had to say about today’s price action:
And crypto analyst Jacob Canfield, Co-Founder of Signal Profits, said:
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