A former Goldman Sachs trader turned TV host has sold almost all his Bitcoins, saying cryptocurrency values won’t go back up. The host of TV’s Mad Money program, Jim Cramer, holdings, citing various cryptocurrency concerns. The former Goldman Sachs trader told Squawk on the Street that China’s toughening stance toward cryptocurrencies and potential US regulation meant the it anymore. “I sold almost all of my bitcoin,” Cramer said this . “Don’t need it”.
Bitcoin fell about 50 percent from its record high of $US65,000 ($A86,000) in April, andit returning to those levels. “I’m saying this is not going up because of structural reasons,” he said. While Cramer did not say how much he owned, he said he bought the when it was worth $US12,000 ($A16,000), which Bitcoin was trading at in 2019. He said he used the gains in his Bitcoin holdings to pay off his mortgage.
Bitcoin thisfell below $US30,000 ($A40,000) for the first time since January, the level that experts had feared would cause a run on the cryptocurrency. However, it has stabilized at around $US34,000 ($A45,000). Cramer said crackdown on cryptocurrency was only going to increase. “When the PCR goes after something, they tend to have their way,” he said. “It’s not a democracy. It’s a dictatorship.” “I think that they it’s a direct threat to the regime because what it is, is a system that’s outside their control,” he said.
Cramer also flagged potential regulation in the US, which has come under ransomware attacks, including on the Colonial Pipeline in April, which led to gas shortages on the US East Coast. “In our country, I thinkto ransomware, and I doubt that Colonial is the first company to pay ransomware,” Cramer said. “I think the and the FBI and the Federal Reserve and Treasury could coalesce and say, ‘OK guys, if you pay ransomware, we’re going to go after you.’”
It came after billionaire investorsaid he had taken a hit from an investment in Titan cryptocurrency, which dropped from $US60 to $US0 in a day. The Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank host said it was “my mistake” for not doing his homework on Titan. Cuban has not disclosed the amount he lost in the crash but told Bloomberg that his investment “wasn’t so big that I felt the I and cross every T.” He has called for more regulation to “define what a stablecoin is.”