Speaking to Anthony Pompliano on the Pomp Podcast, Tapiero asserted that in terms of price appreciation Bitcoin is the king, even though he believes investors should own both gold and Bitcoin:
“In the next five years, I can see gold at $4,000, so that’s double. But if gold is at $4,000, Bitcoin is probably somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000, so that’s a 20, 30x.”
He went on to add, “I don’t really think that anyone in the gold world [...] they are not going to debate that.”
Tapiero believes that institutional investors and finance whales are likely to invest between five to 15 percent of their portfolios in Bitcoin and noted that sector was currently worth $100 trillion:
“That’s a huge chunk. I mean, 15% of $100 trillion is $15 trillion.”
Bitcoin is a hedge for the fiat system, he explained, and once its market cap is in the trillions of dollars, it will become easier to handle for larger investors, similar to gold.
But gold is a store of value, and that is only one aspect of what Bitcoin is. Bitcoin is an entire network, and that's why he believes it will be much bigger than gold:
“There is no question that Bitcoin is going to outperform gold.”
Other analysts are similarly bullish about Bitcoin, with Off the Chain Capital chief investment officer Brian Estes telling Reuters today that it “is not a stretch” for BTC to surpass $100,000 in one year, and predicted that it could go as high as $288,000 by the end of 2021.
CNBC host Jim Cramer also believes in the future of Bitcoin, as revealed on another podcast with Pompliano. Cramer, who was a Bitcoin skeptic during the 2017 bull market, recently stated that he had since realized that Bitcoin is a good hedge against inflation and also one that his kids can understand,:
“I think that my kids, when they get my inheritance, won't feel comfortable with gold, and will feel comfortable with crypto.”