It’s one of the cruelest features of bear markets: as soon as you think you found the bottom, the markets have a way of shaking the tree one last time.
Following October’s volatile month in the stock market, cryptocurrencies have proved themselves to not only be stable, but relatively immune to major stock market declines. And compared to the U.S. dollar, which has consistently lost value over time, multi-year crypto ownership has been highly successful. But given its brief history, can we really say that crypto is better money?
U.S. bonds are touted by the government as safe investments, but discerning minds know that there are better and safer ways to invest and get decent returns over time. Given the importance of blockchain technology and the fact that Bitcoin has the largest market cap of any digital token, could Bitcoin be considered one of the safest and best assets to buy and hold? In other words, could Bitcoin be the ultimate risk-free asset?
Investors who followed our picks are doing extremely well now, but investor sentiment towards Bitcoin is very different today compared to what we saw in 2017. What’s the best course of action for Bitcoin investors at this stage of the game?
Increasing numbers of independent-minded people are turning to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as an alternative to fiat currency, hoping that these digital currencies are anonymous and free of governmental control. But are these cryptocurrencies, along with the crypto exchanges, really anonymous?