The CEO of the investment management business Fiore Group, Frank Giustra has warned that the emergence of Bitcoin (BTC) presents a substantial danger to the current fiat monetary system while emphasising that authorities are prepared to go the additional mile to suppress any competition.
Giustra said in an interview with Stansberry Research on October 22 that the global economy is migrating to the digital realm, and Bitcoin is likely to stand out based on his forecast of an imminent monetary system reset.
The billionaire expressed the opinion that Bitcoin might undermine the sovereignty of fiat currencies, even presenting a danger to the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) by countries such as the United States.
“Like the rest of the world, they will construct their own central bank digital currency, and they will not tolerate competition. “I see Bitcoin as an anti-sovereign fiat play, and if I’m correct about a monetary reset in which everyone creates something that embraces digital currencies, the last thing they’ll want is competition from Bitcoin,” he added.
With the United States increasingly concentrating on developing a crypto regulatory framework, Giustra noted that the rest of the world must realise that the country’s goal is to lead the blockchain sector, not the digital asset space.
Notably, many government agencies in the United States have made regulatory proposals in accordance with President Joe Biden’s Executive Order. In this instance, the majority of government agencies have advocated for the introduction of a digital dollar.
Despite his current stance on Bitcoin, it is important to remember that Giustra has previously said that the leading cryptocurrency is not a panacea for all problems. However, he believes the asset’s value will rise in the future.
In an earlier argument with Bitcoin advocate and former MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, Giustra attacked the crypto community’s support for the industry. The businessman observed that crypto enthusiasts display “cult-like behavior” by targeting opponents of the industry.
In general, Giustra supports the diversification of investment portfolios with a variety of assets. According to his argument, investment in tangible things such as real estate, gold, art, and Bitcoin is secure.
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