Mark Cuban to Bill Maher: ‘If you have gold, you’re dumb as fuck… Just get bitcoin.’

Arguments surrounding whether gold or bitcoin is a better store of value continue to occur within the cryptocurrency space and traditional investment circles.

On the latest episode of Bill Maher’s podcast “Club Random Podcast”, which aired on Dec. 26, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban advocated for Bitcoin being a better store of value than gold. 

In response to Bill Maher openly admitting that he is, “rooting against Bitcoin,” Cuban chimed in with a cheeky agreement saying, “I want Bitcoin to go down a lot further so that I can buy some more.” Cuban went on to offer some friendly chastisement to Maher, saying “if you have gold, you’re dumb as fuck,” before encouraging him to “just get Bitcoin.”

The two went on to discuss the pros and cons of both asset categories, with the billionaire stating that gold “is not a hedge against anything,” while hammering home to Maher, “you don’t own the physical gold, do you?” Speaking to Cointelegraph, Cuban confirmed he does indeed own more Bitcoin than gold, even going a step further to admit, “Yes. I don’t own any gold.”

However, while Cuban noted to Cointelegraph that he personally chooses to self-custody his assets, he disagreed with the idea that people who do not hold their own coins or gold are asking for trouble. When it comes to safely storing assets of value, he said:

“It depends on where. If the custody host lends out the gold or crypto for any reason, then there is significantly more risk. If you don’t self-custody, I would make sure it’s a regulated entity that has required controls and liquidity minimum requirements.”

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On Oct 25, Cointelegraph reported that Bitcoin’s growing correlations with gold, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 indicated that a growing number o investors see BTC as a “relative safe haven.” 

According to digital strategists at the Bank of America, The rise in the correlation between Bitcoin and gold (XAU) is one of the major indicators demonstrating investors’ confidence in BTC amid the ongoing economic downturn.

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