“Bitcoin More Functional Than Gold”- BlackRock CIO
Rick Rieder, BlackRock’s CIO for Fixed Income on Friday during an interview with CNBC suggested that the momentum is moving away from golf and towards bitcoin. He explained that Bitcoin is more flexible and useful as a store-of-value and has the potential to outclass gold as a true store-of-value asset.
Wow. BlackRock CIO of Fixed Income Rick Rieder talking about Bitcoin replacing gold on CNBC this morning. pic.twitter.com/9KZR0muJVp
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) November 20, 2020
“I think Bitcoin is here to stay and even though I don’t have it in my portfolio….. but do I think it’s a durable mechanism that would take the place of Gold in the future?….Then yes I believe it has the technological superiority to replace gold in coming days.”
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, bitcoin’s price fell along with the traditional stock market, while gold touched new ATH furthering its claim to be a hedge against financially troubled times. However, since then gold has seen a continuous slump in its price while BTC managed to set a three-year high price record only yesterday.
The growing number of institutional interests along with mainstream financial firms openly endorsing bitcoin is a clear sign that the world is ready for bitcoin and unlike 2017 the price rise won’t be speculative.
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