He suggests that Gamestop should raise money to buy the cryptocurrency, then convert its 5,000 locations into bitcoin stores. He believes his idea will work.
Jim Cramer Has Idea to Use Bitcoin to Save Gamestop
Mad Money Jim Cramer said on CNBC last week that he believes he has come up with a viable plan to help video game retailer Gamestop (GME). He said his idea will fix the company's valuation. The Gamestop stock surged by over 100% last week after the company announced that its CFO Jim Bell would resign.
His idea is for Gamestop to "become a dealer in crypto." He noted that it is what Square and Paypal are doing, which he initially thought "seemed ridiculous" but then it "was ok." Cramer is the host of Mad Money on CNBC and a former hedge fund manager who co-founded the financial website Thestreet.com.
Cramer also pointed out that Nvidia is coming up with graphics cards for crypto. "Last night on the unbelievably good Nvidia call, as a side note, they talked about March. [They're] going to have some actual cards just for crypto. It really won't be important for Nvidia, but it could be important for a place like Gamestop," the Mad Money host described. He continued:
"If Gamestop were to turn itself into a 5,000-store introduction to crypto, make it so that they sell $1 billion worth of stock … and buy crypto with it, and then make it so it's an international gaming place where you win bitcoin, I think you can justify the stock price."