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Cryptocurrencies will Never Replace Gold for a Number of Good Reasons

Would the gold price be higher today if massive amounts of money weren’t flowing into bitcoin? Both assets, after all, are sometimes favored as safe havens. They’re decentralized and accepted all over the world, 24 hours a day. Transactions are anonymous. Supply is limited. But I don’t think for a second that cryptocurrencies will ever replace gold, for a number of good reasons. Here’s why.

World's Biggest Hedge Fund Manager: Bitcoin Is A Bubble, Gold Is Money

There are two things that are required for a currency. The first thing is that you can transact in it, it’s a medium of exchange. The second thing is it’s a store of value. Bitcoin today…you can’t spend it very easily. Unlike gold, let’s say, which reflects the value of money, its more stable than the value of money, bitcoin is a highly speculative market. – Ray Dalio.

Blockchain Revolution is Gunning for the $27 Billion Gold Market Trading

About $27 billion of gold changes hands every day in over-the-counter markets where settlements can sometimes take days, leaving price risk for buyers & sellers. Using blockchain promises more transparency, security & speedier deals. It also could attract new participants at a time when investors are souring on gold-backed ETFs, a key source of growth in physical demand over the past decade.

Why Cryptocurrencies Can Never Replace Physical Gold

Gold is rare enough to be a true store of value. There’s no danger of it becoming ubiquitous, even if a dozen super-high-grade deposits were discovered tomorrow. If ever the lights go out, due to an electromagnetic pulse, either as an act of war or through a strong solar flare, Bitcoin will vanish instantly. Physical gold, on the other hand, will still be there and ready to use as needed.

Gold or Bitcoin - What's more likely to be Valuable a Hundred Years from now?

If you were to ask me which I think is more likely to be around a hundred years from now, it’s gold… every time. Nothing has usurped it for millennia as a globally-accepted medium of exchange or store of value, and I don’t think bitcoin will do so either. Gold can’t be altered. Bitcoin runs on a protocol that can be changed. Gold has stood the test of time of thousands of years. Bitcoin is just beginning.

Stock Market Meltdown - Real Test for Gold & Cryptocurrencies

The real test for gold and the cryptocurrencies is going to come when the stock market enters bear-market territory. Gold provided a solid safe-haven during earlier financial crisis & will likely do so again. Bitcoin and Ethereum have the potential to do so, but they are unproven and carry additional risks. It all comes down to your risk tolerance. Do you want to shoot for the moon or want stability?

GOLD, SILVER or BITCOIN - Where Would You Prefer Investing?

Most investors who have been concerned about the massively inflated Bubble Markets and the Greatest Financial Ponzi Scheme in history, have been investing in gold and silver. However, a new kid on the block, called Bitcoin and the other crypto-currencies, have gained a lot of attention due to the huge increase in their prices over the past few months. So which would you choose to invest in?

Why Digital Safe Havens won’t ever Kill the real ones - Gold and Silver

Gold and silver are real & tangible assets, similar to currencies but unlike stocks & government bonds. Gold and silver are also durable with an effectively infinite longevity & thus completely different to any other assets & this gives them a prominent position as safe havens, and they are precisely what the likes of Bitcoin lack. Can the intangible assets really replace the tangible?

How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Gold-on-the-blockchain technology appears to hold great potential when it comes to making possible a world of digital gold money transactions. Governments use regulation & taxation to inhibit & even prevent unencumbered competition among monies. The evolution of the blockchain largely circumvents many of the obstacles governments put in the way of a free market in money.

Bitcoin Or Gold: What Is More Valuable?

Mr Ferrier is alleged to have told Mr Wright gold was good security in the event the ‘funny money’ of Bitcoin failed. In December 2013 Mr Wright filed actions in the Federal Court and NSW Supreme Court suing for his share of the gold, claiming the sum of $84.42m based on the market value of the alleged Bitcoin payments for the gold.

New Bitcoin Trend that Could Make You $100,000 Per Month

Bitcoin teller machines (BTMs) are going to become the physical backbone to a network of Bitcoin accounts that have been opened by over 1 million people in all 50 states & in nearly every city in the country. The first BTM to go live charged a 7% fee per transaction to the operator & made $100,000 in the first month alone.

You’re Missing What Really Matters About Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies, of which Bitcoin is the first & currently the most important, are a revolution in commerce. Many things have started to change. Bitcoin is at the center of it & Bitcoin kids are the key. We can fight it, join it, dance, mourn, or simply defend our ignorance, but the time we’ve been waiting for stands before us, right now.

Government Attempts to Regulate Bitcoin - Will Fail

Whether or not the digital-currency of the future is BitCoin or one if it’s many competitors, the philosophical and technological leap to non-government, non-oversight currencies has already been made. That genie cannot be put back in the bottle. Only the government has not yet realized this.

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property - Not Currency

The IRS has issued its statement clarifying th etax treatment of Bitcoins – Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are treated as property, not as a currency. Therefore, an investor who buys bitcoin would typically have a capital gain or loss when it’s sold but wouldn’t have foreign-currency gains and losses.

Perfect Scam Or A Safe Investment - My Two Bits About Bitcoin

Essentially, a cryptocurrency is a digital medium of exchange. The first one, created about four years ago, was Bitcoin. Since then, scores, if not hundreds of various permutations of the concept have been launched. Bitcoin is decentralized, with no specific institution controlling its network.

Of Paper Money, Digital Money (Bitcoin) And Gold

Money – authentic money must be the most marketable of all commodities. This is why gold is money! Silver follows in second place. No fiat currency has ever been successfully introduced into circulation without a monetary value ultimately derived from when that currency was gold or silver money.

Bitcoin is Cryptographic Gold - Do You Agree?

On a conceptual level, Bitcoin has more in common with gold and silver as monetary assets than with state fiat money. The supply of gold, silver & Bitcoin, is not under the control of any issuing authority. Precisely why such assets were chosen as money for thousands of years.

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