Despite Bitcoin’s recent correction below $60,000, which has taken it significantly below its year-end and all-time highs, renowned investor and best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki is optimistic about the cryptocurrency’s future. In a post on his X account on June 26, Kiyosaki, known for his influential personal finance book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” suggested that Bitcoin is about to enter the so-called ‘Banana Zone’ and embark on a parabolic trajectory.

The term ‘Banana Zone’ was popularized by Raoul Pal, CEO of Real Vision and a respected macroeconomist, who uses the expression to describe a possible parabolic rise in the price of Bitcoin. Kiyosaki, sharing Pal’s enthusiasm, said in his post: “Yes, I believe Raoul Pal knows what he is talking about. ‘The Banana Zone’ is when Bitcoin takes off… goes parabolic… creates a sine curve… when people say ‘I should have bought a little’… or ‘I should have bought more’.”

Kiyosaki’s confidence in Bitcoin is also fueled by personal experiences, influenced by recommendations from Pal, a former Goldman Sachs executive. Years ago, Pal advised Kiyosaki to invest in cryptocurrency, which led to a significant purchase of 30 Bitcoins for around $6,000 each. Today, with Bitcoin valued at around US$60,000, Kiyosaki continues to increase his monthly purchases, influenced by Pal’s lessons available on YouTube.

Kiyosaki makes a clear distinction between Bitcoin and traditional fiat currencies, highlighting the ‘rules-based money’ nature of Bitcoin in contrast to the ‘debt-based money’ of fiat currencies, which he says impoverishes citizens. He advises: “Hold on tight as Bitcoin takes off into the ‘Banana Zone’.”

This optimistic scenario is echoed by Raoul Pal in his own predictions, which indicate a sharp rise in the price of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market as a whole in the last quarter of the US election year, a traditionally volatile period for markets.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, traded for approximately $61,000, representing a 1% drop on the day.


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