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Paul Tudor Jones says crypto is his preferred inflation hedge over gold right now


Paul Tudor Jones

Leanne Miller | CNBC

Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones told CNBC on Wednesday he views cryptocurrencies right now as a better hedge against inflation than gold.

“It would be my preferred one over gold at the moment,” Jones said in a “Squawk Box” interview. He added, “Clearly, there’s a place for crypto. Clearly, it’s winning the race against gold at the moment.”

Jones, a bitcoin and crypto bull, also told CNBC he’s very worried about rising inflation, saying it’s posing a major threat to the U.S. financial markets and the recovering Covid-hit economy.

“I’ve got crypto single digits in my portfolio,” Jones said, referring to the percentage of his holdings in cryptocurrencies.

Back in June, Jones told CNBC that bitcoin is a great way to protect his wealth over the long run, calling the world’s biggest crypto a store of wealth like gold.

Bitcoin, often referred to as digital gold, was also designed as a payment system. Though adoption as money to pay for things has been slow due to the volatile nature of the digital coin.



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