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World’s biggest crypto exchange says Bitcoin will replace gold

Binance has given key insights on why the odds are with the flagship crypto, Bitcoin in edging gold.

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Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Binance, recently gave key insights on why the odds are with Bitcoin in edging the world’s primary safe-haven asset, Gold.

In an interview on Channel News Asia, streamed on Youtube, the popularly known personality in the crypto-verse discussed Bitcoin’s prevailing bullish trend and why it could replace the precious metal as the most favoured safe-haven asset.

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“Gold is not very easy to transfer, you have to meet somebody physically to actually transfer the gold. It’s relatively heavy, if you have to carry it around airports, that’s really freaky as well. It’s hard to store. You have to have physical space.

“It’s not easy to verify. You don’t know the density of the gold you’re getting. On the other hand, you’re always guaranteed that if you get some Bitcoin, you get some Bitcoin.

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“Gold is not 100% limited in supply. It’s rare, but if somebody discovers another gold mine, there could be more supply. Bitcoin is very limited in supply. The way I view it is that gold is a very good store of value, but its use case is sunsetting. Bitcoin’s definitely the future,” said Zhao.

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Last week, Deutsche Bank Research Strategist, Jim Reid, gave key insights into what is making investors to view Bitcoin more as a tool to better hedge their cash than traditionally safe-haven assets like gold.

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Bitcoin is up another +3% overnight and seems to be creating a momentum of its own. It’s up over 70% in the last six weeks, as more and more investors are starting to see it emerge as a credible asset to invest in. There also seems to be an increasing demand to use Bitcoin where Gold used to be utilized to hedge dollar risk, inflation, and other things,” Reid said.

READ: Newly created accounts for Bitcoin hit highest level since January 2018

What you should know

  • The flagship crypto, Bitcoin, at the time of writing this report traded at $18,053.08 with a daily trading volume of $25 billion.
  • BTC price is up 4.1% in the last 24 hours.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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    Ethereum keeps breaking new highs, trading at $4,115

    Ether traded at $4,115.72 with a daily trading volume of $53.5 billion.

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    Ether, the world’s most popular utility crypto broke above $4,000 in the early hours of Monday and keeps soaring high after passing the all-important resistance level on many crypto exchanges’ barrier including the FTX exchange.

    Such a milestone comes barely a week after it breached above the $3,000 price level.

    At the time of writing this report, Ether traded at $4,115.72 with a daily trading volume of $53.5 billion. Ethereum is up 3.85% for the day and is presently the second most valuable crypto asset by the market value of $476.7 billion.

    Crypto pundits argue that the leading altcoin has attracted a new wave of institutional investors in credence to its recent approval of 3 Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in North America.

    Adding credence to Ethereum’s record buying pressures is data retrieved from Glassnode, an advanced crypto analytic firm, revealing the Number of Addresses Holding 0.01+ Coins just reached an all-time high of 14,969,657.

    A previous all-time high of 14,966,780 was observed on 9th May 2021.

    The rising use of non-fungible tokens to validate the ownership of digital assets is notably purchased and used on Ethereum, thereby attracting more apps and contracts.

    Ethereum is a cryptocurrency designed for decentralized applications and deployment of smart contracts, which are created and operated without any fraud, interruption, control or interference from a third party.

    The rise of many DeFi crypto assets that thrive on the Ethereum Blockchain has added more buying pressures from investors globally with YAM, UniSwap, Chainlink, Compound, Cream finance, and Melon seeing record cash inflows.

    Investors are getting more attracted more to DeFi because they can receive higher interest rates when compared to what is gotten in traditional finance, on the basis that lower operating costs are enabled when operating on an automated decentralized network.

    Just recently it upgraded to Ethereum 2.0, which is seen by many crypto enthusiasts as the game-changer in reforming the distributed system, after some years of research and coordinated effort by top developers around the world.

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    Dogecoin investor loses $12 million on Binance as Doge suffers violent dump

    Recent price actions reveal $DOGE lost as much as 25%, dropping as low as $.50 amid record selling pressures.

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    The fast-rising crypto asset, Dogecoin suffered record losses in the early hours of Sunday despite Elon Musk’s debut on the long-awaited Saturday Night Live which surprisingly led to a violent dump.

    At the time of drafting this report the dog meme coin traded at $0.564505 on the FTX Exchange with a daily trading volume of $31 billion. Dogecoin is down 21.34% for the day.

    Recent price actions reveal $DOGE lost as much as 25%, dropping as low as $.50 amid record selling pressures.

    The largest single liquidation order happened on Binance-DOGE value $12.07 million as over $270 million positions in the Dogecoin assets vanished into thin air.

    READ: Dogecoin up 168%, more valuable than Polkadot, Cardano

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    Supporters of the fast-growing crypto were earlier hopeful that Elon Musk might offer some strong bullish bias in favour of Dogecoin but that was not to be. Although the Tesla CEO has, many times via social media, stated that Dogecoin remained his favourite crypto, he recently warned fans to invest in the asset with great caution.

    Crypto pundits have often frowned at the inflationary properties of Dogecoin considering that it is printed every minute of every day, giving it a potentially infinite supply. The implication of this is that the crypto asset’s unlimited supply could, over time,  impact negatively on its price.

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