‘Cryptocurrency is not going away,’ says Carlyle’s David Rubenstein

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    Bitcoin initially climbed Thursday morning, trading as high as $40,700 at one point, before slipping down as low as $38,965. David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group, joined “Squawk Box” on Thursday to discuss his thoughts on the crypto market.

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