Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano (ADA), is sounding the alarm on the potential for another financial crisis akin to the one experienced in 2008, as US banks continue to collapse this year.

In a recent interview with Fox Business, Hoskinson explained that the traditional banking model is increasingly becoming outdated, while cryptocurrencies have demonstrated resilience in the face of challenging macroeconomic conditions.

Hoskinson noted the striking difference between the current banking landscape and the thriving crypto market:

The [crypto] markets are holding steady and stable. Overall, we’ve been recovering since 2022 and the FTX crisis, and it’s going to take a little bit more time for it to clear out, but I’d rather be a crypto guy than a banker right now. Crypto is okay, banks not so much.”

He highlighted that the combined assets of banks that have failed so far in 2023 amount to $540 billion, compared to $373 billion during the 2008 crisis. Hoskinson argued that the banking business model is crumbling, with events such as the failure of Silicon Valley Bank only exacerbating the situation.

The Cardano founder expressed concerns that the “too big to fail” mentality could lead to even larger financial institutions, as was the case after the 2008 crisis. He also criticized the United States for lagging behind other regions in implementing reasonable cryptocurrency regulations, pointing to the European Parliament’s recent approval of the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA) as an example of progress.

Hoskinson warned that the US risks losing crypto companies to other countries with more favorable regulatory environments, such as those in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

As the global regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies improves, Hoskinson believes the focus will shift to jurisdictions outside of the US, which could negatively impact the nation’s economy and national security.