- Bitcoin has been outperforming gold every year since 2011.
- Bitcoin has more potential to increase over the short to medium term than gold.
- But so far this year, bitcoin hasn’t been able to show the characteristics of a safe-haven asset.
As well as others, Ran NeuNer, the OnChain Capital founder has compared BTC to digital gold but ever since 2011, the cryptocurrency has outperformed the precious metal every year.
For two years now, one ounce of gold has been worth less than one Bitcoin. This is following on from the spike of the leading cryptocurrency from less than $4,000 to $20,000 in such a short time.
Given the large and surprising lack of compatibility in the market capitalisation between the two assets, bitcoin has a lot more room to grow in value over the short to medium term than gold.
“However, bitcoin has a high level of liquidity in both the global cryptocurrency exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) market, with open interest on widely used margin trading platforms such as BitMEX nearing $1 billion.”
Earlier this year, the Co-Founder & CEO of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes took to Twitter to say:
XBTUSD perp swap open interest is now in the 3 comma club. Welcome to the 2019 bull fucking market YeeHaw! pic.twitter.com/rLhKRIn83d
— Arthur Hayes (@CryptoHayes) 26 June 2019
Bitcoin and Gold
Bitcoin has been consistent in outperforming gold. This has been continuous factor throughout extended periods of time as a traditional safe-haven asset alongside bonds and is most likely down to the growing number of investors that acknowledge the potential of the asset to evolve into a major alternative store of value.