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I WILL PREFER TO HAVE BANANAS THAN BITCOIN – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban (Billionaire technology investor) said that he would be happier owning bananas than Bitcoin (BTC).

Cuban during an ongoing Q&A published on YouTube by technology news outlet Wired on 09/27/2019 answered a twitter user asking why Cuban hates crypto if he is “into providing opportunity for people to grow their net worth.”


Cuban said the issue he has with Bitcoin is that its price is determined by the market’s demand for it, he also talked on the issue that BTC has no intrinsic values

Cuban used the artwork, comic books and baseball cards to compare the crypto asset for further explanation on his thoughts;
He said “Did you ever see someone who collected baseball cards? And they were really, really, really proud of their baseball cards because they kept saying they were going to go up in price? Comic books — same thing, even artwork. There’s no real intrinsic value, you can’t eat a baseball card […] Your artwork might look good on the wall but not much you can do with it. Bitcoin — there’s even less you can do with it: at least I can look at my baseball card […] I can look at artwork.”

Bitcoin is like gold, it’s like a religion
Then Cuban raises the concern that Bitcoin is too complicated for the average person, given the great number of options for its storage and theft prevention needs. This is where he notes that Bitcoin, often called digital gold, is actually really like gold:

“I say it’s like gold. Gold is a religion: people who are really into gold — they’ll tell you that there’s a bad depression and things go to hell in a handbasket, if you own gold then you’ll be okay. No, you won’t! You carry around a gold bar — someone’s gonna hit your ass, knock you out and steal your gold bar and it’s gonna happen again and again and again. I’d rather have bananas, I can eat bananas. Crypto… Not so much.”

This idea is in line with what Cuban said in August when he noted that Bitcoin is fundamentally similar to gold and defined them both as collectibles. Lastly, Cuban admits that he is not “against cryptocurrencies.” He only warns investors “to be very careful”, and notes that “at best, they’re stored value.”

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