August 12, 2022

Gold bug Peter Schiff gives Bitcoin permission to hit $100K

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The man who once said “Bitcoin will never hit 50K” has doubled down on the bearish prediction that Bitcoin (BTC) will eventually go to zero.

Back in 2019, CNBC host Joe Kernen speculated that Bitcoin’s price would reach $55,000 by May 2020. Peter Schiff mocked him at the time, saying “Bitcoin will never hit 50k.”

Though somewhat delayed, the price of Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of more than $50,000 this morning after rising 8% this week. Members of Crypto Twitter — including the gold bug’s own son — threw Schiff’s words back at him. 

In the wake of his predictions proving to be false, Schiff upped the ante, saying a Bitcoin price of $100,000 “can’t be ruled out,” but a “permanent move down to zero is inevitable.” Schiff’s son Spencer, a Bitcoin proponent, was quick to poke some fun at his father’s seeming inability to admit that he might have been wrong about Bitcoin.

Source: Twitter

A well-known Bitcoin detractor, Schiff has made several incorrect predictions about the crypto asset’s price movement over the years, choosing instead to push goldTitle: Gold bug Peter Schiff gives Bitcoin permission to hit $100K
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Published Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 21:15:00 +0000