JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Still Thinks Bitcoin Is Worthless, Calls Government Regulation Inevitable
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has made it recognized previously that he’s no fan of Bitcoin and has now reiterated his sentiment on the world’s hottest cryptocurrency, referred to as it “nugatory.” Bitcoin’s spectacular exhibiting over the previous few weeks seem to have silenced many critics, however Dimon strongly disagrees with cryptocurrency being a severe funding. Dimon additionally said that cryptocurrency, as an asset class shall be regulated by governments and that regulation is critical.
Dimon, who has been a vocal critic of Bitcoin previously stated, “I personally suppose that Bitcoin is nugatory. However I do not wish to be a spokesman for that, I do not care. It makes no distinction to me.” That stated, the most important financial institution within the U.S. will supply its purchasers publicity to Bitcoin, Dimon said, whereas briefly talking on the annual Institute of Worldwide Finance occasion.
“Our purchasers are adults. They disagree. That is what makes markets,” Dimon stated. “So, in the event that they wish to have entry to purchase your self bitcoin, we won’t custody it however we may give them official, as clear as attainable, entry.”
The CEO of JPMorgan has assured that he now has no downside providing funding choices to his Bitcoin-hungry purchasers given their excessive curiosity in cryptocurrencies. This seems to be a major shift in Jamie Dimon’s angle. In 2017, the JPMorgan Chase CEO claimed he did not need any of his workers to commerce Bitcoin, asserting that Bitcoin was a fraud “worse than tulip bulbs,” and even likened it to “idiot’s gold” earlier this 12 months.
Regardless of Dimon’s sentiments, JPMorgan started providing its wealth administration purchasers entry to crypto property in July 2021. The CEO’s feedback additionally appear to have had on Bitcoin’s bullish begin to the week, inching nearer than ever to a brand new all-time excessive.
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