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Bitcoin Will Demonetize Gold: Michael Saylor

Michael Saylor, the former CEO of MicroStrategy, has said Bitcoin (BTC) is on track to “demonetizing gold” in the long run.

The investor and entrepreneur made the comments in an interview with Kitco, where he also argued that gold is unlikely to be adopted as money in the 21st century, explaining that: “Gold was metallic money for the 19th century.” Instead, Saylor sees the benchmark cryptocurrency as becoming an institutional investment-grade asset that will receive unprecedented adoption by top investors, regulators, and legislators.

The business executive also predicted that a spot-based Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) was on the horizon and that we could see one become a reality in the US within the next year.

Furthermore, the MicroStrategy executive chairman argued that traditional economists do not understand BTC because of their inhibitions towards volatility. He noted: “The volatility is the price you pay for the performance. If you can’t stomach the heat, you can’t be in the kitchen… I would rather win in a volatile fashion than lose slowly.”

Commenting on the broader market, Saylor asserted in the Kitco interview that a “a great deal of bad behavior” has been expelled from the market. Regardless, he believes that there are a lot of unregistered securities.

Michael Saylor unexpectedly stepped down as the CEO of MicroStrategy a few days ago. The move came after the software company lost over $1 billion on its Bitcoin investment due to the recent crash in crypto prices.

Bitcoin topped the $25K top for the first time since June, following a solid bull run fueled by expectations of a US Fed monetary policy easing and the excitement ahead of the Ethereum ‘Merge’ upgrade.

Key Bitcoin Levels to Watch — August 14

However, this long-awaited retest was short-lived, with BTC tumbling towards the $24,000 low. At press time, the benchmark cryptocurrency trades around $24,300 and is testing my August trendline.

BTCUSD – 4-Hour Chart on Gemini. Source: TradingView.

A candle-close below this line would open the door to a complete correction to the $24,000 low and possibly the $23,500 level, where the 4-hour 100 EMA should cushion the fall. On the flip side, a sustained consolidation above the trendline should accelerate a retest and breach of the $25,000 top.

As mentioned earlier, Bitcoin briefly touched the $25K top before retreating near the $24K low.
Meanwhile, my resistance levels are at $25,000, $26,000, and $27,000, and my key support levels are at $24,000, $23,000, and $22,000.

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Bitcoin Dominance: 40%

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