Fortune Goes All-Out For Bitcoin As Coinbase CEO Admits ‘Bubble’

Fortune has devoted the entire front page of its first 2018 edition to Bitcoin, announcing it has “all the answers” about its behavior this year.

A Bitcoin ‘Platypus’

In an extensive analysis of the potential upsides and downsides for investors over the next twelve months, the publication focuses on bubble fears and includes some surprises from cryptocurrency industry figures.

“Just like the platypus is not good at being a reptile, a beaver, a duck, or an otter, but it’s great at being a platypus,” Blockchain Capital’s Spencer Bogart told the publication in discussing Bitcoin’s status.

Bitcoin is not good at being a currency, a commodity, or a fintech company, but it’s great at being Bitcoin. It’s creating its own category and asset class.

Mainstream media outlets have turned broadly negative on the largest cryptocurrency over the past weeks as prices cool off from highs of $20,000. That cryptocurrency, in general, is in a bubble has become a go-to theme for many publications, while some have conversely taken to championing specific coins at the expense of Bitcoin, notably CNBC and Russia Today with Bitcoin Cash…

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