Bitcoin is at an inflection point, says Soros Management Fund CIO

Charlie Taylor

Soros Management Fund investment director Dawn Fitzpatrick expressed an optimistic stance towards Bitcoin in a interview recent to Bloomberg. Fitzpatrick said the cryptocurrency industry is at an important "tipping point" for the market. Previously structured as a hedge fund, Soros Fund Management operates as a family office. The Soros company was founded in 1970 by the legendary and equally controversial George Soros and currently has about $ 28 billion in assets under management. Since its inception, Soros Fund Management has generated over $ 32 billion in profits. Fitzpatrick acknowledged that his company has invested in the infrastructure of the cryptocurrency market. And the executive believes that the ecosystem has undergone significant maturation through new platforms that commercialize the assets. Fitzpatrick added:


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When it comes to cryptocurrencies in general, I think we are at an important moment. Something like Bitcoin could have remained static, but the fact that in the past 12 months we have increased the money supply (fiduciary) by 25%, there is a real fear of currency devaluation.

The executive rejected Bitcoin as a currency and classified it more as an asset. Informed of its characteristics, Fitzpatrick added that Bitcoin is a portable asset, easy to store, transfer and with an inflation rate that halves every 4 years. All of this has caused the cryptocurrency to replace gold as a store of value, according to Soros Management Fund CIO Mike McGlone, senior commodities strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, said gold price volatility remained low last year. In what Fitzpatrick called a “highly inflationary” environment, this is an indication that Bitcoin is replacing gold.Read more: Bitcoin does not replace dollar, but resembles gold, says Fed chairman

CBDCs

One of the reasons why BTC has become a legitimate asset for large investors and institutions is the accelerated adoption of digital coins issued by the central bank (CBDCs). Fitzpatrick believes that China, currently testing its digital Yuan, could become “geopolitically” a threat to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

I think it is a real threat, but I think it will be temporary. I don't think they will be able to destabilize Bitcoin, concluded Fitzpatrick.

Read more: Seniors in New Zealand are investing in Bitcoin through funds

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