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Munger Says Crypto Should Be Banned, Sees Venture Capital Excess

Feb. 16, 2022, 9:11 PM

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner, called out the “wretched excess” in both venture capital and Bitcoin, and said that cryptocurrencies should be banned.

“I wish it had been banned immediately, and I admire the Chinese for banning it,” Munger said Wednesday at Daily Journal Corp.’s annual meeting, which was held virtually. “I certainly didn’t invest in crypto. I’m proud of the fact I’ve avoided it. It’s like a venereal disease or something. I just regard it as beneath contempt.”

The 98-year-old billionaire has long been a critic of Bitcoin, previously calling it “rat poison.” On Wednesday, ...