BFI Group Blog

Stay informed about the news at BFI and in a world of rapid change

BFI Capital
April 17, 2017

Gold and Bitcoin: A tale of two havens

In less than a decade, Bitcoin has grown into a staggering USD14.5 billion market. Since the beginning of this year, prices of Bitcoin and gold have moved in opposite directions, as shown in the following chart. However, on March 3rd, the cryptocurrency defied all odds by trading at USD 1,292.71, or 5% higher than gold, for the first time in its history. Indeed, this was a defining moment for Bitcoin, but how did it get to that point? How did it manage to lead many to see it as a challenger and viable competitor to the precious metal’s “safe haven” status?

,Read more

Download PDF Blog Post
Download • 288KB