Bitcoin Faces Major Obstacle In The US, According To Hedge Fund Expert Paul Tudor Jones
- American billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones believes that bitcoin has a “real problem” due to unfriendly regulation in the US.
- At its height in November 2021, bitcoin was valued at close to $68,000 and has since fallen close to $27,000 as of Monday evening.
- US regulators are working on bills to make a clearer divide between what cryptocurrencies would be securities or commodities.
American billionaire hedge fund manager, Paul Tudor Jones, recently expressed his concerns over Bitcoin’s future due to the unfriendly regulatory environment in the United States.
In a recent interview with CNBC, Jones stated that Bitcoin has a “real problem” because of an entire regulatory apparatus working against it. While he acknowledges that there are regulatory challenges, Jones remains committed to his investment in BTC and plans to stick with it as a small diversification of his portfolio.
However, the value of Bitcoin has seen a sharp decline since its peak in November 2021, when it was valued at almost $68,000. As of Monday evening, its value has fallen to around $27,000. This decline in value has been attributed to a variety of factors, including regulatory uncertainty and concerns over energy consumption.
The US regulatory environment surrounding BTC remains complex and fluid. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair, Gary Gensler, has stated that Bitcoin is not a security and that everything but Bitcoin would be classified as a security. Gensler has also asserted that most cryptocurrencies are securities and are therefore regulated by the SEC. This distinction is important, as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is responsible for overseeing futures, options, and swaps, while the SEC is tasked with regulating securities such as stocks.
Meanwhile, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chair, Rostin Behnam, has stated that Bitcoin is a commodity and that it falls under the CFTC’s jurisdiction. US lawmakers are currently working on bills to clarify the regulatory treatment of cryptocurrencies and to create a clearer divide between which cryptocurrencies would be classified as securities or commodities.
Despite the uncertain regulatory environment, Jones remains optimistic about Bitcoin’s future and believes that it will continue to be a valuable addition to his investment portfolio.
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