Billionaire investor Marc Lasry: I should have bought bitcoin when it was at $300

Billionaire investor Marc Lasry told CNBC on Thursday that he should’ve bought bitcoin when it was at $300 just a couple years ago.

The cryptocurrency, which began 2017 below $1,000 per unit, blasted through $19,000 on Thursday, in a two-day wild ride, on Coinbase, a main trading platform.

But Lasry said on “Squawk on the Street” that he took another look around the $9,000-$10,000 level just a few weeks ago.

“I wanted to start buying it personally,” said Lasry. “Then I was like … ‘I’ll just wait for it to take a little dip.’ And it hasn’t taken a dip. … I should have bought that thing.”

The overall pace of bitcoin gains has accelerated in recent weeks ahead of the launch of bitcoin futures on the CME and Cboe.

The rapid advances have prompted some market participants to warn of a bubble…

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