Bitcoin Interaction with Gold Hits High Record!!

Bitcoin Interaction with Gold Hits High Record!!

Bitcoin’s Correlation With Gold Hits Record High.


Bitcoin is now more closely tied to safe-haven gold than ever, possibly bringing the cryptocurrency greater resilience to risk aversion in the traditional markets.


  • The 60-day correlation between the two assets is hovering at record highs above 0.5, according to Coin Metrics data.


  • The positive correlation has strengthened sharply since the beginning of July, as the U.S. dollar started taking a beating against other major currencies.


  • The sell-off in the greenback, the global reserve currency, is seen as boding well for scarce assets like bitcoin and gold.


  • The strengthening of the positive correlation appears to validate the popular narrative that bitcoin is a store of value and a haven asset. Some investors believe it is sound money, like gold.


  • As such, the cryptocurrency's sensitivity to movements in risk assets, mainly equities, could lessen.


  • Bitcoin defended the $10,000 support for the fifth straight day on Monday, despite losses on Wall Street. 


  • The repeated defense of the critical support, coupled with several bullish developments in on-chain metrics, suggests scope for a recovery rally.


  • Bitcoin's hash rate or computing power has risen to fresh record highs near 150 exahashes per second, according to Glassnode.


  • That suggests miners remain unfazed by bitcoin's recent decline from $12,400 to $10,000.


  • Further, the percentage of bitcoin unmoved in over three years has hit a two-year high of 30.91%, according to data source Glassnode.


  • "It suggests an increase in the holding mentality," Simon Peters, a crypto-asset analyst at multi-asset investment platform eToro, said in an email.


  • "The recent drop represents overselling and buyers may soon step back in again," Peters added.


  • The cryptocurrency is trading near $10,200 at time of writing, representing a 0.7% gain on the day.
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