BlackRock Chief Investment Officer Says Bitcoin Will Overtake $10 Trillion Gold As Primary Store of Value

BlackRock Chief Investment Officer Says Bitcoin Will Overtake $10 Trillion Gold As Primary Store of Value


Rick Rieder, chief investment officer of global fixed income at investment management corporation BlackRock, says he believes Bitcoin will surpass gold as the primary store of value.

In a CNBC Squawk Box interview, Rieder explains why he believes Bitcoin and cryptocurrency at large aren’t going anywhere.

“I think cryptocurrency is here to stay and I think it is durable and you’ve seen the central banks that have talked about digital currencies. I think digital currency and the receptivity, particularly millennials’ receptivity to technology and cryptocurrency is real. Digital payments systems is real so I think Bitcoin is here to stay.”

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The BlackRock executive highlights why he believes Bitcoin will overtake gold as the go-to store-of-wealth asset.

“Do I think it will take the place of gold to a large extent? Yeah, I do because it’s so much more functional than passing a bar of gold around.”

While Rieder sees a rosy future for the largest cryptocurrency, he admits

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