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Jamie Dimon Says the Whole Bitcoin Craze Will ‘End Badly’



Even as Bitcoin fans attack the J.P. Morgan CEO for his views on the cryptocurrency, Jamie Dimon is doubling down once again on his call that Bitcoin is a “fraud.”

In a CNBC interview Friday, Dimon labeled Bitcoin a “novelty” with no real value.

 “Right now these crypto things are kind of a novelty. People think they’re kind of neat. But the bigger they get, the more governments are going to close them down,” the CEO told CNBC. “It’s creating something out of nothing that to me is worth nothing.”

Bitcoin’s price is now hovering around $3,600, down from an all-time high of $5,000 earlier this month. The cryptocurrency took a plunge after Chinese officials cracked down on bitcoin, banned ICOs and closed down cryptocurrency exchanges.

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