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Kraken CEO Jesse Powell ‘Very Bullish’ on Bitcoin, Says He Wouldn’t Bet Against BTC

The chief executive of crypto exchange Kraken says that he’s still very bullish on Bitcoin (BTC) and that its improving fundamentals make it hard to bet against.

In a new interview with Bloomberg Markets and Finance, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell says that he bought more BTC when it was around $18,000, and hopes it will continue to climb even higher.

12:20 “I wasn’t expecting all this craziness in the macro environment, however, I’m still hopeful that I’ll be able to buy a Bugatti by the end of the year for one Bitcoin…

I’m still very bullish, I bought Bitcoin again at $18,000, so I’m happy to ride it all the way back up. I’m still very bullish in the long run, [its] fundamentals keep improving, so I would never bet against Bitcoin.”

Powell also noted lack of regulatory clarity may act as a temporary headwind for crypto. He says agencies such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may try to interpret the law in a way that would allow them to regulate all crypto firms.

10:23 “We’re about 13 years on with Bitcoin now and we still don’t have answers from the government on this. I think it’s largely a legislative failure, I think regulators are going to read the law to increase their scope as much as possible.

And as we’ve seen with the SEC, they really take the view that basically everything is a security and they would like to regulate everything and be the regulator of all crypto companies.”

Bitcoin is changing hands for $23,412 at time of writing, a 1.8% dip on the day.

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