According to Microstrategy founder Michael Saylor, regulators perceive no “legitimate path forward” for cryptocurrencies such as stablecoins, crypto securities, and tokens. In an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, Saylor emphasized that the entire industry is bound for rationalization and will undergo a significant metamorphosis into a Bitcoin-centric financial sector, leaving only a few proof-of-work tokens to prevail.
Saylor Says Regulators Show No Love Toward Stablecoins, Crypto Securities, and Tokens
In an interview with Bloomberg on June 13, Michael Saylor, the founder and chairman of Microstrategy, delved into the recent crackdown on exchanges. Saylor emphasized that Microstrategy has held the belief since 2020 that bitcoin (BTC) stands alone as the “only institutional grade investable asset in the crypto space.” He underlined the fact that BTC is widely recognized as a digital commodity on a global scale, and he speculated that regulators do not envision a promising future for other cryptocurrencies.
“[Regulators] don’t have any love for crypto derivatives,” Saylor explained. “They don’t have any love for crypto tokens. And they have a view of crypto exchanges, which is far-constrained. I mean, their view is crypto exchanges should exchange and should trade and hold pure digital commodities like bitcoin. And so the entire industry is kind of destined to be rationalized down to a bitcoin-focused industry with maybe a half a dozen to a dozen other proof-of-work tokens.”
In a recent report by Bitcoin.com News, an intriguing tool highlighted that if Microstrategy had invested in ethereum (ETH) instead of bitcoin (BTC), the company would have witnessed a profit of over 50% rather than enduring a 14% decline. This revelation likely holds little significance for Saylor, who remains unwavering in his firm’s bold bet on their massive stash of 140,000 bitcoins. During the Bloomberg interview, Saylor expressed his conviction that the general public is gradually awakening to the realization that “bitcoin is the next bitcoin.” He further insisted that the logical progression for BTC is to multiply its value by tenfold, and then do it all over again.
Saylor Expects Bitcoin Dominance to Head Back to 80%, Others Believe Regulation Is Not the Way Forward
The founder of Microstrategy underlined his belief that crypto exchanges will eventually comprehend BTC’s reign, assuring them that their business models will remain unscathed as “bitcoin goes up by a factor of 10.” Looking ahead, Saylor predicted a resurgence in bitcoin dominance, propelling it to reclaim the 80% level, a milestone that has remained elusive since 2017. He highlighted the role of regulatory clarity, saying it will propel the industry forward, and claimed that it would eradicate the lingering confusion and unease that he believes hinders institutional investors.
“Regulatory clarity,” Saylor affirmed, “is going to drive bitcoin adoption.”
Saylor’s perspective, unsurprisingly, received mixed reactions, as not everyone agreed with his stance. Critics argued that relying on the state’s monopoly of force to shield bitcoin (BTC) from free-market competition is not the optimal path forward. One individual pointed out that the very laws and government regulations that the Microstrategy founder advocates for “wouldn’t have let Satoshi create bitcoin.” “You have become everything that Satoshi was fighting against,” the critic contended. Meanwhile, another individual expressed the belief that regulation ultimately enables governments to seize one’s wealth, simplifying it as “retaining the government’s ability to steal your wealth.”
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