PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel: Bitcoin Will Be the ‘One Online Equivalent to Gold’

Peter Thiel has once again endorsed bitcoin, which he recently argued is tantamount to digital gold. And much like gold, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal conjectures that the cryptocurrency is destined to be a store of value rather than a means of payment.

“It’s like bars of gold in a vault that never move,” he told a CNBC reporter during a conversation at the Economic Club of New York last week, adding: “It’s sort of hedge of sorts against the whole world falling apart.”