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Nigel Green, CEO and founder of the financial consultancy firm, deVere Group, believes that Bitcoin has the power to replace proven safe haven assets including gold.

In a statement released yesterday on the deVere Group’s website, Green said that, with heightened tensions between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, investors are flocking to safe haven assets, investors appeared to be particularly keen on  those not tied to any specific country, which include gold and Bitcoin.

According to Green, “Bitcoin is currently realising its reputation as a form of digital gold. Up to now, gold has been known as the ultimate safe-haven asset, but Bitcoin – which shares its key characteristics of being a store of value and scarcity – could potentially knock gold from its long-held position in the future as the world becomes ever-more tech-driven.”

Green then continued to state that the political tensions between the U.S. and China may prompt many savvy investors to increase their exposure to decentralized, non-sovereign, secure digital currencies, in an attempt to shield them from the turbulence taking place in traditional markets.

Since the release of this statement gold has reached a new all time high, just above $1980. This, as the U.S. government announced that it would be passing yet another $1 trillion stimulus in response to the massive economic impact of Covid-19.

Prominent gold investor, Peter Schiff,believes that gold will rise beyond the $2000 mark and argues that the US Dollar’s decline is only getting started.

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Andrew is a law student currently studying at UNISA, and Global Crypto's in-house reporter. Andrew discovered blockchain in his final year of school and since developed a keen interest in the subject. He appreciates a good cup of coffee. When he is not too busy with work or studies, he enjoys playing a good round of golf.