In a series of Twitter exchanges on March 23 and 24, Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and a long-time Bitcoin critic engaged in a heated discussion about the cryptocurrency’s value and its potential in the face of inflation.

The conversation began with Schiff tweeting about Bitcoin buyers being right about the Federal Reserve and inflation but wrong about the flagship cryptocurrency. He expressed concern about the ongoing financial crisis and suggested that Bitcoin holders should have bought gold instead. Responding to his father’s tweet, Spencer Schiff, who is a huge fan of Bitcoin, wished him a happy 60th birthday and predicted that Peter would own a large amount of Bitcoin before turning 70.

In a tongue-in-cheek response, Peter Schiff thanked his son and stated that Bitcoin would have crashed long before his 70th birthday. However, he added that he might sell one ounce of silver and buy a few thousand Bitcoins just for fun when he turns 70.

Following the father-son exchange, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Co-Founder and CEO of Binance, pointed out that Peter Schiff tweets about Bitcoin more than most people and suggested that he should consider the possibility that he may be wrong about the cryptocurrency. Schiff replied to CZ, stating that he tweets about Bitcoin to counterbalance the misinformation about the digital asset.

Despite the light-hearted nature of the conversation, the Twitter exchanges between Peter Schiff, his son, and CZ highlight the ongoing debate around Bitcoin’s role as an inflation hedge and its long-term prospects. The cryptocurrency’s proponents argue that it can act as a store of value amid economic uncertainties, while critics like Schiff maintain that traditional assets such as gold offer a more reliable safe haven.