摘要： The price of Bitcoin has experienced a significant rise in the past few days, recently surging above $40,000. Chamath Palihapitiya, the renowned billionaire, venture capitalist, and founder and CEO of Social Capital venture capital firm, has described Bitcoin as a hedge against global uncertainty.
In an interview with CNBC, Palihapitiya cited a possible five or ten-year time horizon before Bitcoin would likely hit $200,000 in value. He explained that this was partially due to the lack of trust in governments. Palihapitiya said: “The reason is because, every time you see all of this stuff happening, it just reminds you that wow our leaders are not as trustworthy and reliable as they used to be.”
He further stated: “So just in case, we really do need to have some kind of, you know, insurance we can keep under our pillow that gives us some access to an uncorrelated hedge.”
Governments across the globe have embraced various measures to tackle the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the US has mass-printed fiat for stimulus packages and economic relief, triggering a depreciation of the world's de facto currency, the USD.
In comparison with the dollar, Bitcoin has distinct underlying fundamentals that are not affected by the economic and health situation triggered by the coronavirus. Since the leading cryptocurrency is borderless and run by people, it allows holders to control their funds by themselves – with no centralized authority required. It has also been touted as a hedge against inflation by numerous market bulls.
In October last year, Fidelity Digital Assets investment company published a report showing Bitcoin’s lack of price correlation to other mainstream financial assets like stocks, gold.
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