Tim Draper, an early bitcoin investor, has declared he is still optimistic about the value of the first cryptocurrency even with the downturn its price has taken in the last months. Draper believes that the asset is still valuable as an inflation hedge, and that the market we are navigating right now is “very similar” to the dot-com bubble burst, but with higher inflation.
Tim Draper Still Bullish on Bitcoin
Tim Draper, the venture capitalist famous for his early investments in bitcoin, has explained his stance when it comes to the value of bitcoin in the current market situation. In an interview broadcast by CNBC, Draper explained that the importance of bitcoin in the downturn that crypto and traditional markets are experiencing, has to do with its inflation hedge traits.
Draper told CNBC:
I’m still a bull on Bitcoin because it’s a great hedge against inflation, and as speculators leave it will diverge from tech stocks. I do believe that tech stocks will keep going down as long as interest rates keep going up.
He extended his vision of bitcoin as an inflation hedge asset, stating that this trait of the currency can be appreciated only in the long term, and noted it also provides a safe haven against bad governance and too much regulation.