Bitcoin has found another admirer in billion-dollar wealth manager and Skybridge Capital CEO Anthony Scaramucci. In a recent interview with CNBC, Scaramucci said he sees bitcoin as the future as it is much easier to store and transfer. The current massive bitcoin bull run has won over many traditional fund managers and financial giants, including the world’s oldest custody bank BNY Mellon and most recently, America’s largest bank Morgan Stanley.
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Scaramucci also heads Skybridge Capital Fund, founded back in 2005 and is currently worth $200 million. The wealth manager’s praise for Bitcoin didn’t come as a surprise for many, given that not just institutional fund managers but also well-known gold bugs have cut their exposure in lustrous metal this year to invest more in the leading cryptocurrency. As reported earlier, electric car maker Tesla invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin sometime in January. It was reported that Tesla has already made off with $1 billion in profits from its investment.
“Bitcoin fulfilled the role of money as technology.”
Scaramucci’s comments fly in the face of firm gold bugs, notably Peter Schiff, who remains convinced that Bitcoin will fail, leaving gold as the sole choice to escape the perils of central bank economic policy. He further added that Bitcoin fulfilled the role of money as technology — a central argument among Bitcoin proponents such as “The Bitcoin Standard” author Saifedean Ammous. Earlier, SkyBridge made headlines when it launched a BTC fund in December 2020, at a time when Bitcoin’s price was in the midst of one of its parabolic surges towards $30,000. This week, Morgan Stanley became the first major bank to offer clients exposure to Bitcoin funds.