Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have broken out this week, adding a massive $500 billion to the combined crypto market value in a matter of days.
The bitcoin price has gained around $10,000 during the last week, with bitcoin climbing to $56,000—a level not seen since bitcoin’s huge sell-off in May.
Now, the investment company founded by the legendary hedge fund manager George Soros has revealed it’s holding bitcoin, with its chief executive and chief investment officer calling bitcoin “less interesting than the use cases of [decentralized finance (DeFi)].”
“We own some coins—not a lot,” Soros Fund Management CEO Dawn Fitzpatrick told Bloombergthis week. “The coins themselves are less interesting than the use cases of DeFi and things like that.”
The popularity of DeFi, the idea that traditional financial services can be recreated using crypto technology, has surged this year, helping boost the price of ethereum and other similar cryptocurrencies.
“I’m not sure bitcoin is only viewed as an inflation hedge here,” Fitzpatrick added. “I think it’s crossed the chasm to mainstream.”
In March, Fitzpatrick said bitcoin is at an “inflection point” after the bitcoin price surged to never-before-seen highs. “Something like bitcoin might have stayed a fringe asset but for the fact that we’ve increased money supply in the U.S. by 25%,” she said. ( source : Forbes.com )
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