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Bitcoin Buying Is Like Investing Early in Tech, Says Paul Tudor Jones

Buying Bitcoin Is Like Investing Early in Tech, Says Paul Tudor Jones

Hedge fund icon Paul Tudor Jones is gaining confidence in Bitcoin. While he’s no “Bitcoin flag bearer,” he believes the crypto asset has a long way to go.

  • Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones sees Bitcoin as an attractive inflation hedge.
  • Jones’s comments come as Bitcoin reaches new yearly highs.
  • The investor added that Bitcoin growth is still only in the “first inning.”

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones is warming up to the rapidly evolving Bitcoin market.

In an interview with CNBC this morning, Jones said the crypto asset is an attractive hedge against inflation and spoke highly of the growing community of investors that have entered the space.

Jones, the founder of Tudor Investment Corp., told CNBC that we are still in the very early stages of the Bitcoin evolution, but after dipping his toe in the market earlier this year, he’s grown more comfortable in the space. 

“BTC has a lot of the characteristics of being an early investor in a tech company, and I didn’t realize it until after unfortunately I came by your show and got besieged by God knows how many different people on bitcoin,” he said on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

He said he has a small, single-digit investment in BTC, adding that he is “not a bitcoin flag bearer,” but added that he has been surprised by the number of really smart, sophisticated people that believe in BTC. 

He compared the potential of the BTC market to investing in early tech, such as Apple during Steve Jobs’s tenure or early stage Google. 

“I’ve never had an inflation hedge where you have a kicker that you also have great intellectual capital behind it,” he said.

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The price of BTC has surged past the $13,000 mark for the first time this year, one day after PayPal announced that it would let users buy and sell the cryptocurrency on its mobile app. 

The price of BTC is up about 275% since tanking in March during the market instability created by coronavirus outbreak surging in the U.S. 

“I like BTC even more now than I did then,” he told CNBC. “I think we’re in the first inning of BTC and it’s got a long way to go.”

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