Garrick Hileman

Head of Research at Blockchain.com
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  • For an investor comparing bitcoin and gold, the increasing ownership of gold by central banks and governments marks a potentially crucial distinction. Interestingly, the fundamental physical-digital difference highlights some interesting advantages and trade-offs, between gold and bitcoin. From an investors perspective, the one who owns pure digital assets such as bitcoin (BTC) as a hard asset they should also consider gold.

    While gold gains added legitimacy from central bank ownership, it also arguably makes it much more likely that gold would be prioritized over bitcoin in any future new monetary system.Bitcoin is entirely digital. In contrast to this, gold is one of the just over one hundred fundamental chemical elements that form the primary constituents of matter and cannot be broken down into simpler substances.

    5 August 2020
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    5 August 2020
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