Skybridge Capital’s Crypto Investments Rise by 130%, Says Founder Anthony Scaramucci

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Investment firm Skybridge Capital has reported an increase of 130% in its cryptocurrency investments courtesy of the recent surge in prices. 

Anthony Scaramucci, the company’s founder, shared the impressive returns in a recent interview with Bloomberg, while acknowledging the challenges faced in the previous year.

Scaramucci specifically mentioned the success of Skybridge’s Coin Fund, which includes investments in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Solana (SOL), among others. 

He stated that the fund has experienced a rise of around 130%, while their Bitcoin-focused funds have seen an increase of approximately 127%. 

Scaramucci further emphasized his belief in the continued growth of cryptocurrency investments, citing global adoption and the increasing prevalence of digital wallets as driving factors. 

He predicted that these factors would contribute to pushing prices higher throughout 2024.

In line with Skybridge’s initial approach, Scaramucci recommended a conservative exposure to cryptocurrencies for individual investors. 

He suggested starting with a 1% to 3% allocation, and possibly going up to 5% for those seeking a more aggressive strategy. 

Scaramucci expressed confidence in the resilience of cryptocurrencies, even in the face of potential challenges, such as regulatory actions by figures like SEC Chair Gary Gensler.

When asked about the amount Skybridge has committed or invested in Bitcoin, Scaramucci explained the challenge of maintaining a diversified portfolio when a single investment experiences significant growth. 

He compared it to a statement made by Warren Buffett, referring to not trading a valuable asset like Michael Jordan for multiple less valuable players and calling it diversification.

“Well, the problem is, if you put a 5% position on it and it goes to say up 130%, you’re sitting with a 12 to 13% position,” he said. 

“And so then the real question is, do you cut your position as a result of the fact that it’s growing, and that’s reminiscent of what Warren Buffett once said, ‘I wouldn’t trade my Michael Jordan for five other players and call it diversification.’”

Scaramucci Hits Back at JPMorgan CEO

Scaramucci also addressed the remarks of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon regarding Bitcoin. 

While acknowledging Dimon’s expertise, he pointed out that Bitcoin operates on a fully decentralized network, making it impossible to be shut down.

As reported, during a recent Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Dimon suggested that if he were in government, he would shut down cryptocurrencies altogether.

Dimon’s comments are not entirely surprising, as he has been a vocal critic of bitcoin and other digital currencies in the past. 

He has previously referred to Bitcoin as a “hyped-up fraud” and even compared it to a “pet rock.” 

Despite his negative stance on cryptocurrencies, JPMorgan has actively engaged with blockchain technology, the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies, and has been involved in various blockchain projects.

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