Billionaire investor and the world’s biggest hedge fund founder Ray Dalio said that the history of money has left hints that bitcoin could face being outlawed by the U.S. government, just as gold was in 1934.
“I think that it would be very likely that you will have it, under a certain set of circumstances outlawed, the way gold was outlawed,” he said on the podcast Influencers with Andy Serwer on Friday (March 26). Serwer is editor in chief for Yahoo! Finance.
The Bridgewater Associates founder and co-chief investment officer pointed to the 1934 Gold Reserve Act, which prohibited people from holding gold and mandated the transfer to the U.S. Treasury.
“Every country treasures its monopoly on controlling the supply and demand. They don’t want other monies to be operating or competing because things can get out of control. So I think it would be very likely that you will have it under a certain set of circumstances outlawed the way gold was outlawed,” Dalio said on the program.
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