Ether will at all times come second to Bitcoin, says Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary


Amid the worth of Ether reaching an all-time excessive this week, businessman Kevin O’Leary nonetheless believes Bitcoin will keep on prime of the token.

Chatting with CNBC yesterday, the Shark Tank star said Ether (ETH) was “at all times going to be quantity two” to Bitcoin (BTC) regardless of the token reaching an all-time excessive value of greater than $2,600 on the time of the interview, and greater than $2,700 on the time of publication. The value of Bitcoin, then again, has been risky in April, rising to a brand new all-time excessive of greater than $64,000 whereas later falling underneath $50,000.

O’Leary stated Ether was extra doubtless for use as a “monitoring and cost system” however the value of the token made it too costly for that goal in the mean time. He identified that institutional traders shifting in on Bitcoin would be the driving drive behind the crypto asset hitting all-time excessive costs this yr, including:

“Bitcoin will at all times be the gold, Ethereum will at all times be the silver.”

The Shark Tank star stated he had owned crypto since 2017, asserting final month that he could be allocating 3% of his portfolio into Bitcoin. Nonetheless, he has previously referred to digital assets as “crypto crap” and Bitcoin as “not an actual forex.”

As well as, O’Leary has been a proponent for sustainable crypto mining, arguing in opposition to “blood cash,” i.e. cryptocurrencies unethically mined, which incorporates some in China. He has stated his crypto investments would solely embody “clear” Bitcoin “underneath a mandate of 0 carbon.”