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Bitcoin does not make a great deal of sense, according to billionaire Lee Cooperman

By his personal admission, Lee Cooperman nonetheless does not perceive Bitcoin, regardless of BTC being up greater than 300% since early December 2017.

Speaking to CNBC on Thursday, the billionaire investor alluded to individuals his age having a laborious time understanding Bitcoin, including:

“I’d be very careful with Bitcoin; I don’t think it makes a great deal of sense and if you are nervous about the world gold to me would be a better place to store value.”

Cooperman’s statements on Thursday are in step with earlier feedback about Bitcoin. Back in December 2017 when BTC was on a bullish worth advance, Cooperman expressed his confusion about BTC.

Earlier in 2021, Cooperman said in an interview with Bloomberg surveillance: On NFTs, bitcoin, stuff like that – I’m too outdated. I do not perceive that stuff, it is loopy to me, it is senseless. I’m a meat-and-potatoes man, a shares man.”

The Omega Advisors chairman also seemingly cast doubts on whether Bitcoin could become a global currency stating that it was not in the interest of the United States to promote an alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Related: Sept. 7 is ‘Bitcoin Day’ in El Salvador as BTC becomes legal tender

On Sept. 7, El Salvador officially became the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. Some market commentators say other Central American nations may be incentivized to follow El Salvador’s lead if the move yields significant economic benefits.

Cooperman’s argument that gold is a better store of value over Bitcoin is one that also flies in the face of their respective performances over the last decade.

While Bitcoin has delivered over 300,000% returns in the last decade, gold’s 10-year returns recently flipped negative. As of the time of writing, gold’s 10-year price-performance sits at negative 3%.

As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Mike McGlone has said that Bitcoin is set to replace gold.