Michael Novogratz: Bitcoin Become Risk Asset from Being a Safe Haven Asset

Steve Anderrson
Steve Anderson is an Australian crypto enthusiast. He is a specialist in management and trading for over 5 years. Steve has worked as a crypto trader, he loves learning about decentralisation, understanding the true potential of the blockchain. Join the official channel of thecoinrepublic, For the latest news updates: https://t.me/thecoinrepublic
  • Bitcoin achieved the status of safe-haven assets in late 2019, but is bitcoin really living up to its status is a matter of concern.
  • Micheal Novogratz, Ex-Goldman Sachs Partner recently tweeted that bitcoin is no more a safe asset, it has become a risk asset.

The world of finance has seen a massive shift in the last ten years. Gone are the days when only traditional commodities like gold have been considered safe-haven assets, bitcoin also joins the rank of safe-haven assets in late 2019.

Bitcoin price as of recently plunged through the key support levels and continues to trade downwards pulling the whole market down with its usual dominance. The price of gold continues to rise which means gold is living up to its safe-haven status, while bitcoin is not really performing which certainly puts a question mark on Bitcoin’s safe-haven status.

Bitcoin- A Safe Haven Asset or Risk Asset

Michael Novogratz, a known name in crypto-verse, shared a tweet on the same topic which sparked a lot of discussion on the twitter thread. The question that he has asked basically means, why is Bitcoin no longer considered a hedge fund and safe-haven asset, but instead a risk asset? 

 

A twitter user replied to Michael’s tweet that this happened for the same reason people had dumped gold because people will do anything to keep liquidity in the market keep it from becoming stagnant. Again the same point, liquidity which also means easy flow that equals flexibility in the market. Gold, on the other hand, is a safe haven asset, which means that it is expected to retain or increase its value in times of turbulence in the market, but it kills flexibility and liquidity.

But does Bitcoin have the power to replace Gold as a safe haven asset? Given the fact that in the past couple of weeks, because of the fear of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the investors have dumped their bitcoins whilst booking comparatively fewer profits but safeguarding their capitals. 

Is Bitcoin A Safe haven Asset?

According to analysts, this makes the Bitcoin’s safe haven narrative completely void as the investors are no longer concerned about the possible higher profits. They are concerned that with the constant threat of the global spread of Coronavirus and the insanity that comes with it might destroy their capital invested in Bitcoin.

This analysis by the leading analysts around the globe makes it very clear that the safe-haven asset status given to Bitcoin was false and it can probably never actually become a safe haven asset for investors.

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