Bitcoin (BTC) is an essential investment as the world is about to face a “major banking crisis,” popular author Robert Kiyosaki has warned.

In a tweet on Aug. 21, the author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” told followers that there was no time to “think about” investing in safe havens.

“Major banking crisis coming fast”

The reason, he said, was that Warren Buffett had chosen to dump bank stocks.

“WHY BUFFET is OUT OF BANKS . Banks bankrupt. MAJOR BANKING CRISIS COMING FAST,” he wrote. 

“Fed & Treasury to take over banking system? Fed and Treasury ‘helicopter fake money’ direct to people to avoid mass rioting? Not a time to ‘Think about it.’ How much gold, silver, Bitcoin do you have?”

Kiyosaki is a well-known supporter of Bitcoin, frequently advising the public to buy and actively concern themselves with the downward trajectory of fiat currency.

The coronavirus crisis has only exacerbated his calls to exit dependency on fiat, in line with various Bitcoin proponents who fear that coronavirus responses by governments have all but doomed already inflated paper money.

In the intervening period since March, when macro assets crashed en masse, both Bitcoin and precious metals have seen huge gains, fuelled by the U.S. dollar currency index hitting its lowest in two years.

U.S. dollar currency index chart since March

U.S. dollar currency index chart since March. Source: TradingView

Dollar weakness versus eerie stock market records

August is seeing fresh worries over the state of the world economy. In the United States, the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, having previously dipped below $7 trillion, is now back above that level — a sign of the central bank’s continued intervention in traditional markets.

“Fed balance sheet back >$7tn, giving investors the green light for further stock mkt gains as S&P 500 P/E trades in tandem w/ Fed balance sheet,” market commentator Holger Zschaepitz summarized.

The S&P 500 hit record highs this week, despite the uncertainty associated with coronavirus and its financial impact on the average American.

Meanwhile, institutions remain increasingly focused on Bitcoin as an opportunity. Following MicroStrategy’s $250 million buy-in in late July, Bitcoin futures open interest hit an all-time high of $5 billion this week.

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