Cold storage, in Sharktank investor Kevin O’Leary’s opinion, is not an option for him or for businesses that had to maintain a particular percentage of industry exposure.
The kind of liquidity they would require for the day-to-day functioning of their business, he claimed, is not provided by cold storage.
According to O’Leary, in order to stay “onside of their diversified mandate.”, these assets must always be tradable.
Transferring Crypto Assets to Canada
The renowned investor declared in the same interview that he will transfer his holdings from the United States to the Canadian exchange BitBuy. O’Leary stated that despite the fact that he has a number of options available to him in Europe, Dubai, and even the United States, he will be investing in the Canadian market since it has “the most advanced regulatory environment.”
He added that BitBuy is the “safest place on earth to put assets.”
“You are going to see billions of dollars leave unregulated and exchanges looking for somewhere in the world where they can be put safely. That, right now, is Canada.”
Support For Embattled Sam Bankman-Fried
O’Leary received criticism for his comments that he would continue to support Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX. The investor, who also agreed to serve as an FTX spokesperson last year, said that the disgraced founder was among the most talented traders in the cryptocurrency industry.
When asked hypothetically if he would invest in SBF again, he responded by saying that he would. He did, however, add a caveat that he would, only without granting him operational control over the assets, only trading control.
Crypto Reforms On the Way
O’Leary admitted losing money on his investments in FTX.com and FTX US, although he did not say how much. He only mentioned the possibility that the crash could benefit cryptocurrency by encouraging tighter regulation.
O’Leary claimed that because the FTX collapse encouraged increased industry regulation, incidents like it were unlikely to occur again.
The Stablecoin Transparency Act, he continued, should be the first piece of stronger regulation for the cryptocurrency industry. He pledged to lead this effort. This measure will force issuers of stablecoins to be more transparent and is one of many crypto-related laws presently before Congress.
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