Arthur Hayes warns that inflation will completely devastate the wealth of the average person.

2023-05-02

Summary:
  • The former CEO of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, believes that investing in assets "outside of the traditional financial system” is the only way to preserve one’s wealth.
  • Hayes predicts that the devaluation of money will progressively eat away at people's wealth due to the huge amount of public debt accumulated by the world’s largest economies.
  • The only way to escape this destruction is by acquiring assets outside the traditional financial system, such as crypto, which doesn't fall compared with the cost of energy, according to Hayes.
  • However, the amount of crypto assets available is relatively small compared with the total amount of debt in the economy, which means that only a few will be able to preserve their capital as the majority see their wealth destroyed.
  • Hayes believes that the crypto crackdown in the US reflects the government’s attempt to keep the masses within the traditional system by preventing them from fleeing to crypto.
  • Hayes' investment thesis on crypto can be found in Cointelegraph's latest interview on their YouTube channel.


Full article:

Investing in assets "outside of the traditional financial system” is the only way to preserve one’s wealth, according to the former BitMEX CEO.

The majority of people will have their wealth progressively eaten away by the devaluation of money, according to Arthur Hayes, the co-founder and former CEO of crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX. 

According to Hayes, due to the huge amount of public debt accumulated by the world’s largest economies, governments will have no choice but "inflating it away" through money printing. 

Thus, the only way to escape the progressive destruction of fiat wealth is by acquiring assets outside the traditional financial system, such as crypto, the purchasing power of which doesn’t fall compared with the cost of energy. 

“My whole goal with all of my investing and is to preserve capital so that I can consume the same amount of energy or whatever energy amount that I would like from now and into the future,” Hayes said in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph. 

However, the amount of crypto assets available is relatively small compared with the total amount of debt in the economy, which means that only a few will be able to preserve their capital as the majority see their wealth destroyed.

According to Hayes, the crypto crackdown in the U.S. reflects the government’s attempt to keep the masses within the traditional system by preventing them from fleeing to crypto.

“They want your capital sit there and they'll make it very pleasant, pleasant journey to lose 20, 30, 40, 50, 60% of your purchasing power over a period of time such that the debt load is effectively lowered and the finances are healthier,” he said. 

To find out more about Hayes’ investment thesis on crypto, check out our latest interview on our YouTube channel and don't forget to subscribe!



Source: cointelegraph.com

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