Cryptocurrencies are an impending disaster, says former POTUS Trump

  • Former US President Donald Trump says cryptocurrencies “are potentially a disaster waiting to happen.”
  • Trump remains a resolute cryptocurrencies critique, saying he prefers the US dollar as the world currency.

In a Tuesday interview, former POTUS Donald Trump reiterated his disliking for cryptocurrencies saying he prefers the US dollar. Referring to digital currencies, he said, “I think the others are potentially a disaster waiting to happen.”

Additionally, he said cryptocurrencies hurt the US currency and people making investments should choose the US dollar over cryptocurrencies. Trump noted that has not invested in Bitcoin (BTC) or any other digital currencies. He further warned that “they may be fake,” and that people don’t have much knowledge of what they are.

“No. I have not been a big fan,” he told Fox Business.

Historically, Trump has been one of the greatest Bitcoin and crypto critiques. In June, he called them a “scam” saying the euphoria surrounding the flagship currency threatens the US dollar. More so, he would like the US currency to attain global supremacy.

Cryptocurrencies and the US Dollar

Trump said at the time;

The currency of this world should be the dollar. And I don’t think we should have all of the Bitcoins of the world out there. I think they should regulate them very, very high,

It takes the edge off of the dollar and the importance of the dollar.

While still president of the US in 2019, he tweeted that cryptocurrencies should not be regarded as money. They are highly volatile and have no reasonable basis like the nation’s currency. They also encourage illegal activities such as drug trafficking especially because they are largely unregulated.

That said, Bitcoin shed off about 50 percent of its value in May following its $64,000 April record-high. However, it has been gaining traction lately and is trading at $47,363 as of press. BTC is still up by 63 percent this year. In contrast, the US dollar index has changed little this year according to the Wall Street Journal.

During his tenure at the White House, Trump often accused China of intentionally weakening its currency, the yuan. This favored Chinese exports over US exports, as the weaker currency makes exports cheaper.

Digital assets’ regulation

As for regulation, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, Gary Gensler maintains that crypto oversight is necessary. Earlier this month, he argued that the “field is not going to reach any of its potentials if it tries to stay outside of our laws.” These laws, specifically pertain to money laundering, tax compliance, and the SEC’s agenda on investor protection, Gensler told Fox Business.

Despite calling cryptocurrencies “innovative technologies,” Gensler highlighted the potential risks associated with the upcoming industry. He has also in the past said the crypto industry should be brought within traditional financial regulation. He has already sought help from Senator Elizabeth Warren to acquire regulatory authority over the crypto space. Many are now waiting to see the next steps of the Democratic appointee and former Blockchain professor.

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