Speechwriter for Former US President George Bush Says BTC Rally Driven by ‘Historically Low Interest Rates’ – Economics Bitcoin News

A speechwriter for former U.S. President George W. Bush and a bitcoin critic, David Frum has claimed that the low-interest rates are fueling the crypto asset’s rally. Frum suggests that the crypto asset might experience a “fast and deep price crash” if and when interest rates start to rise.

Institutional Interest in BTC

In comments made via Twitter, Frum, who regurgitates the BTC mining inefficiency claims, also attacks the crypto asset’s store of the value proposition. He states that of “all the pro-bitcoin arguments, surely the worst is the store against inflation.”

Speechwriter for Former US President George Bush Says BTC Rally Driven by 'Historically Low Interest Rates'

Still, despite this criticism, the crypto asset continues to gain support from institutional investors and large companies. For instance, electric carmaker Tesla, which recently amended its investment policy, revealed it had bought BTC worth $1.5 billion.

Furthermore, according to bitcointreasuries.org, the website that tracks companies or institutions that have exposure to BTC, over 1.3 million coins or 6% of the total circulating supply is held by large corporations.

The True Value of BTC

In the meantime, Frum’s remarks about bitcoin have sparked a debate on Twitter concerning the crypto asset’s true value proposition. For instance, in his response to the remarks, Alex Gladstein, the chief strategy officer with the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), reminds the former speechwriter about BTC’s human rights implications. Gladstein, who recently endorsed the crypto asset, said:

Only 13% of humans live under a liberal democracy with a reserve currency. The other 7 billion+ live under authoritarianism or a weak currency. Bitcoin is a powerful tool for them.

Also, another user named Unfettered Nic Carter shares with Frum the other likely outcome of rising interest rates. The user explains that “if interest rates rise, the corporate sector and the government will be insolvent.” Carter then asks: “What do you think is more likely – we bankrupt…

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