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The Chinese Yuan hit a five-month low against the dollar yesterday, depreciating by more than 6. Bitcoin is winning the trade war while China and US is a lose-lose pic. A weak yuan, a high dollar, the certainty of Chinese retaliation, and growing supply pressures on crude oil pushing up its price, are all causing a perfect geopolitical storm for investors to seek safe harbor assets. While Trump looks hell-bent on carrying on with his game of Russian Roulette with China, Bitcoin is proving to be a safer bet.
To that end, bitcoin is not subject to the same forces as normal currency. This is why people who feel less trust towards the government see it as an alternative, said Aries Wang, cofounder of Bibox, a digital asset exchange that uses artificial intelligence technology.
Take recent trading for example. Having an uncorrelated asset can be a good way to balance a portfolio, Kuo said. For example, he points out that an investor could have higher returns in bitcoin than gold, another safe haven asset that has hit recent highs. Countries experiencing currency issues have seen bitcoin trade at a premium on local exchanges, according to Daniel Dixon, cofounder of Interdax, a cryptocurrency trading platform focused on derivatives.
Despite the recent growth in global uncertainty, isolationism, and other driving factors, not everyone agrees that bitcoin — or even safe haven assets broadly — are a good bet right now. Bitcoin has fundamental structural issues, he said, and one is its limited use today. Few would sell their house, car, or laptop for bitcoin he said. Even though US markets have been up and down as of late, he is still very bullish on equities for the next five to 10 years, he said.
While there are a number of global factors that warrant a closer look at crypto, there is at least one potential achilles heal that comes to mind: practicality. Bitcoin, while fundamentally deflationary and provably resilient to meddling hands by design, is not actually being used in the way that it was designed. Satoshi mentioned in her whitepaper more than 10 years ago that one of the core tenants of bitcoin was that it eliminated the reliance on a trusted third-party.
While, this is technically true at the protocol level, the reality of human-nature and real-life usage seems quite different. The supermajority of crypto users utilize custodial exchanges such as Coinbase, Gemini, or Binance.
These exchanges operate precisely in the manner that Satoshi was trying to reinvent — they are trusted third-parties that hold our funds on our behalf. The fervor in the community is around re-inventing the banking system with a thing that looks a lot like… banking. In fairness, this is for good reason — the reality of a bearer currency where one who acquires the keys has complete control over of the funds is, in many ways, an ode to the past.
It reminds me of a time when you wanted to bury gold in your backyard and invest in security to keep your funds safe — because no one would have kept them safe for you. I became a Microsoft certified professional at age 14, started my first web development company, and never looked back.