Blackrock CIO: Cryptocurrency Is Here to Stay, Bitcoin Could Replace Gold

Blackrock’s Chief Investment Officer, Rick Rieder, said cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, “is here to stay.” In addition, he said bitcoin is a durable mechanism that could replace gold. Blackrock on Bitcoin and Gold Rick Rieder, Blackrock’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Global Fixed Income, talked about bitcoin replacing gold in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Friday. Blackrock is the world’s largest asset manager, with more than $7.4 trillion in assets under management as of September. Rieder is also Blackrock’s Head of the Global Allocation Investment Team in the Multi-Asset…

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Deutsche Bank: Investors Increasingly Choose Bitcoin Over Gold to Hedge Dollar Risk, Inflation

Deutsche Bank’s strategist Jim Reid reportedly wrote that investors are increasingly demanding to use bitcoin instead of gold to hedge dollar risk and inflation. His research concurs with one recently published by JPMorgan’s analysts that shows institutional investors moving from gold to bitcoin. Investors Replacing Gold With Bitcoin In a report discussing the performances of several investments post-vaccine news, Deutsche Bank’s research strategist Jim Reid wrote that “One of the oddities has been the dramatic divergence between gold (-3.6%) and silver (-4.4%) on the one hand and bitcoin (+13.4%) on…

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83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars Backing $3 Billion Loans in China: This Man Claims to Know the Truth

The gold industry was shaken when it was discovered that 83 tons of fake gold bars were used to back loans worth 20 billion yuan in China. While Chinese authorities have not said whether the real gold exists or where it is, an insider claims to know what happened. The Mystery Behind the Chinese Scandal Involving 83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars One of China’s largest gold jewelry manufacturers, Kingold Jewelry Inc., was caught in a major fake gold scandal earlier this year. The company used 83 tons of gold…

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Central Banks Dump Gold for the First Time Since 2010, Precious Metal Drops 9% Since August High

A few central banks have started selling tons of gold for the first time since 2010 in order to ease the financial suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. At $1,875 per ounce, gold prices are down -9.63% since the commodity’s high of $2,075 on August 6. Even though gold has dropped significantly in value in contrast to bitcoin (BTC), gold bug Peter Schiff decided to use the opportunity to rag on bitcoin on Twitter. “If you measure the size of asset bubbles based on the level of conviction buyers have in…

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UK Court Overturns Ruling on $1 Billion Venezuelan Gold at Bank of England

The UK Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier court ruling which denied Nicolas Maduro access to Venezuela’s gold worth about $1 billion kept at the Bank of England. The court did not recognize Maduro as the legitimate leader of Venezuela. Court Rules in Favor of Central Bank of Venezuela Over $1 Billion Gold The English Court of Appeal reportedly overturned an earlier High Court ruling Monday concerning Venezuela’s gold worth about $1 billion kept at the Bank of England. The Bank of England had denied Nicolas Maduro’s access to…

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Macroeconomic Trends Boost Bitcoin and Gold, US Dollar Index Shows Bearish Double-Top

According to a number of reports and commentary from financial analysts, the world is “drowning in U.S. dollars” after the Federal Reserve decided to pump billions of dollars into the hands of 14 central banks via liquidity swaps. Moreover, recent technical analysis shows the dollar’s trade-weighted index chart indicates the USD might be in for a gigantic slide in value in the near future. As members of the U.S. Federal Reserve plan to convene this week, both gold and bitcoin (BTC) markets have started to climb in value ahead of…

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‘Bitcoin Beats Gold on Every Single Measure,’ Says Macro Strategist Raoul Pal

Global Macro Investor CEO Raoul Pal has explained why he believes bitcoin is better than gold in every way. He proclaims that bitcoin is “the hardest form of money” and “the best reserve asset and best collateral asset ever seen.” Bitcoin Is ‘the World’s Best Trade’ Macro strategist and former hedge fund manager Raoul Pal shared some analysis from his monthly global macro investment report early this week. The report is exclusively for Global Macro Investor clients. This month’s core focus is on bitcoin, particularly how the cryptocurrency compares to…

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Analysts Predict US Presidential Election Outcome Could Collapse Dollar, Boost Bitcoin and Gold

Analysts have predicted a bearish outlook for the U.S. dollar as the country’s 2020 presidential election approaches. One analyst says gold will correct with Donald Trump’s victory followed by the collapse of the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin, on the other hand, stands to gain from the election. Effect of 2020 US Presidential Election on Gold, Dollar, and Bitcoin Analyst and consultant Dan Popescu has shared his view on how the outcome of the U.S. presidential election could affect several markets. He discussed the outlook of the gold market and the U.S.…

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Warren Buffett Changes Mind on Gold: He Will Panic-Buy Bitcoin at $50K, Says Max Keiser

Warren Buffett has changed his mind about gold as an investment, prompting some people to think that he might do the same with bitcoin. Max Keiser has predicted that the Berkshire Hathaway CEO will panic-buy bitcoin at $50,000. Buffett Changes His Mind About Gold, Bitcoin Could Follow Billionaire investor Warren Buffett had always held a negative view on gold as an investment. He previously said repeatedly that he preferred to buy shares of good companies instead of any gold investments. That has changed, however. Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway revealed Friday…

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Bitcoin a Hedge Against Elon Musk Mining Asteroid Gold, Say Winklevoss Twins

The Winklevoss Twins suggested that Bitcoin (BTC) is a better investment than gold because the metal’s supply will increase after Elon Musk starts mining asteroids. In an interview with internet personality and Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy, the Winklevoss Twins claimed that Bitcoin is a better investment than gold because gold does not have a fixed supply: “There’s billions of dollars of gold floating in asteroids around this planet, and Elon [Musk] is gonna get up there and start mining gold. […] That’s why gold is a problem, because the…

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