MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor Predicts Bitcoin to “Eat Gold”

Published: Mar 11, 2024
Written By:
Vignesh Karunanidhi
Milk Road Writer

MicroStrategy executive chairman Michael Saylor boldly predicted Bitcoin dethroning gold as a store of value asset during a CNBC interview Monday. His comments came on the heels of the firm disclosing purchases of about 12,000 additional Bitcoin.

Key details:

  • Sees Bitcoin’s ease of transport and other technical advantages boost its appeal compared to traditional gold.
  • Forecasts the ongoing diversion of investment from stocks, gold, other assets into BTC.
  • His company continues aggressive Bitcoin buying, utilizing debt offerings to fund purchases.

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Appearing on CNBC, longtime Bitcoin bull Saylor argued the cryptocurrency maintains a significant edge over gold in the digital era. As an example, he noted how effortlessly billions in Bitcoin can move across the world in minutes versus rigid limitations with physical gold transportation and storage.

Saylor predicts Bitcoin will overtake gold’s market value

Saylor also cited Bitcoin’s predetermined scarcity per its network programming as fostering more transparency and reliability than supply volatility in the precious metals industry. He believes such factors will power Bitcoin to overtake gold’s $14 trillion market valuation over time as investor preferences shift.

“Bitcoin is certainly at least digital gold, it’s going to eat gold.” “It’s got all of the great attributes of gold and it’s got none of the defects of gold,” Saylor said.

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MicroStrategy itself continues to put more money into Bitcoin as the coin hits new all-time highs. The company’s holdings now exceed 205,000 BTC acquired for $6.91 billion in aggregate.

Bitcoin’s recent surge above $72,000 also pushed its market cap above that of silver. According to the latest data, BTC surpassed silver’s market cap of $1.389 trillion to earn the place of the eighth largest asset by market cap.

Vignesh Karunanidhi

Vignesh has been a seasoned professional in the crypto space since 2017. He has been writing for over 6 years and specializes in writing and editing various types of crypto content, including news articles, long-form pieces, and blog posts, all focused on sharing the beauty of blockchain and crypto.

Vignesh Karunanidhi
Milk Road Writer
Vignesh has been a seasoned professional in the crypto space since 2017. He has been writing for over 6 years and specializes in writing and editing various types of crypto content, including news articles, long-form pieces, and blog posts, all focused on sharing the beauty of blockchain and crypto.