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Gold vs Bitcoin: ZeroHedge Debate Sparks Controversy

Gold vs Bitcoin: ZeroHedge Debate Sparks Controversy

Gold vs Bitcoin: The Outcome of the ZeroHedge Debate

The Battle of Assets: Gold vs Bitcoin

The ZeroHedge Debate that took place on Friday night delved into the discussion of which asset is superior: Gold or Bitcoin. The debate saw Peter Schiff, an investor, and Nouriel Roubini, an NYU economist, advocating for Gold. On the other side, Erik Voorhees, a cryptocurrency entrepreneur, and wealth manager Anthony Scaramucci, stood as proponents of Bitcoin.

Gold's Inherent Value vs Bitcoin's Lack Thereof

Schiff argued that Bitcoin fails as a viable currency because "money needs to be a commodity", and Bitcoin lacks inherent value. He emphasized that money is not just a unit of account and a medium of exchange, but it also needs to be a store of value. He compared Bitcoin to a digital image of a hamburger, stating that it's not 'digital food'.

Bitcoin's Transferability: A Value or a Risk?

Voorhees countered Schiff's argument by stating that Bitcoin's ability to cross borders seamlessly is a reflection of its inherent value. He highlighted the ease of transactions by stating, "I can send $1 million to Europe in five minutes from my phone." However, Roubini, echoing Senator Elizabeth Warren's sentiments, suggested that this transferability could facilitate transactions between a "criminal and a terrorist", thereby subverting Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) laws. He criticized Voorhees for being overly idealistic.

Is Bitcoin Truly Decentralized?

Addressing Roubini's claim that Bitcoin is not decentralized, Voorhees attempted to dissect the argument. Roubini argued that Bitcoin mining is controlled by an oligopoly and stated that "The Gini coefficient of Bitcoin is worse than North Korea", suggesting that Bitcoin exacerbates income inequality rather than mitigating it.

Agreement on Inflation

Despite their differences, the panelists concurred that inflation is a significant burden on the working class. Schiff stated, "there's only one source of inflation and that's government."

Who Emerged Victorious?

So, who do you think won the debate? If you're looking to safeguard yourself from escalating inflation, consider exploring the debate's sponsors: Preserve Gold and Bitlayer Labs. ZeroHedge extends a special thank you to both for supporting free speech and open debate.

Final Thoughts

The debate between Gold and Bitcoin continues to rage on, with both sides presenting compelling arguments. What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you believe in the inherent value of Gold or the transferability and potential of Bitcoin? Share your thoughts with your friends and engage in a lively discussion. Don't forget to sign up for the Daily Briefing, which takes place every day at 6 pm.

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