‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Says Bitcoin Investments Will be Profitable in Three to Five Years

(Forkast) - Jordan Belfort, the man who inspired Martin Scorsese’s film “Wolf of Wall Street” and a once-avowed crypto critic, said Bitcoin is a long play while speaking on Yahoo Finance’s show The Crypto Mile.

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The former convicted financial criminal turned famous consultant and sales coach said investors should look long-term and not at a shorter 12 or 24-month horizon when investing in Bitcoin.

“If you take a three- or maybe five-year horizon, I would be shocked if you didn’t make money,” he said.

Belfort’s comments come during a year that saw Bitcoin prices plummet over 55% year-to-date to below US$20,000, according to data from CoinGecko.

Belfort now sees “underlying fundamentals in Bitcoin that are strong,” adding, “it has a limited supply, and as inflation keeps going and going there will come a time when Bitcoin will start to trade more like a store of value and less like a growth stock.”

Belfort is currently an investor in several cryptocurrency-related companies, such as the wallet and NFT startup Squirrel Technologies.

By Dylan Butts


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