28 Dec '16, 5pm

Here's why bitcoin boomed in 2016

It’s seen as a safe asset. Bitcoin surged by 4% overnight after Trump’s victory in the US presidential election, while the Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and all major European indices dropped dramatically. Bitcoin is an alternative asset, like precious metals and art, and as such, it doesn't correlate with the stock market, which makes it an attractive diversifier. It is also a decentralized currency and not tied to any single country’s policy decisions, which is a great advantage in times of political and economic uncertainty. A spate of new bitcoin products has reassured investors. A number of players recently entered the market with bitcoin-based offerings geared at mainstream investors — for example, the Winklevoss brothers’ bitcoin ETF and investment solutions from blockchain hedge fund Polychain. Such products are helping to reinforce bitcoin’s image as a reliable investment. I...

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