Thomas Peterffy says he owns some cryptocurrency because ‘you have to play the odds’


Online brokerage pioneer Thomas Peterffy told CNBC on Wednesday he’s invested in cryptocurrencies, while still expressing skepticism over the long-term future of the digital asset class.

“Even I myself have put a little bit of money into crypto, because even though chances are, I think, that this is not going to be a viable market, I think that there’s a small chance that this will be a dominant currency, so you have to play the odds,” the billionaire founder and chairman of Interactive Brokers said on “Closing Bell.” He did not specify which cryptocurrency or cryptocurrencies he owns.

The remarks come as Interactive Brokers prepares to launch cryptocurrency trading by the end of summer,…


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