Charlie Munger calls bitcoin ‘disgusting and contrary to the interests of civilization’


Charlie Munger at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Los Angeles California. May 1, 2021.

Gerard Miller | CNBC

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger’s distain toward bitcoin has only intensified amid the digital asset’s record run this year.

“Of course I hate the bitcoin success,” the 97-year-old Munger said during a Q&A session at Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting Saturday. “I don’t welcome a currency that’s so useful to kidnappers and extortionists and so forth, nor do I like just shuffling out of your extra billions of billions of dollars to somebody who just invented a new financial product out of thin air.”

“I think I should say modestly that the whole damn…


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