Is Bitcoin ‘losing’ to Gold right now? Here’s what Peter Schiff thinks…

    Bitcoin’s price dropped while gold spiked
    Peter Schiff’s advocacy diminished by BTC’s investment surge

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has taken a dip and is now below the $70,000 mark, sitting at around $67,000 as we speak. In a single day, BTC experienced a significant loss of roughly 5% of its value.

Alternatively, Gold, which is known for being a conventional investment asset, reached a new all-time high as global financial markets became uncertain. So, what about Bitcoin’s position in this scenario?

What’s behind the surge in gold prices?

Previously mentioned price differences sparked controversy among Bitcoin critics, with figures like Peter Schiff publicly expressing their doubts. In a recent podcast, Schiff questioned certain news reports linking gold’s price surge to global conflicts, specifically citing tensions in Ukraine and Israel.

Yet, he holds the opinion that this rationale fails to capture the real cause for the rising gold prices. He expressed this viewpoint instead.

“When people buy gold, they see it as a form of protection, don’t they? In a sense, they’re correct. But what they’re actually safeguarding against isn’t geopolitical instability, but rather inflation.”

Schiff pointed out an intriguing observation: despite the US Dollar looking robust compared to others, it’s secretly losing ground, as indicated by gold’s price surge against all currenies.

Taking to X (Formerly Twitter), he noted, 

“This represents a refusal of reliance on fiat currencies and could signal the decline of the US Dollar’s status as the global reserve currency.”

The U.S dollar’s position as the world’s primary reserve currency may be in question, and its current robustness could just be fleeting.

Bitcoin stands strong against gold 

Although Bitcoin’s price has been unpredictable lately, Woodbull Charts have shown that its inflation rate has decreased significantly over the past four years. This decrease, from 3.72% in 2020 to 1.7% in 2024, may indicate that even if Bitcoin’s price experiences short-term declines, it might not lead to massive selling off of the cryptocurrency.

Is Bitcoin ‘losing’ to Gold right now? Here’s what Peter Schiff thinks…

Based on these findings, Woodbull recently examined the 14.5-year-long comparison between Bitcoin’s and gold’s performance. As of April 2024, the value of Bitcoin as an investment was $19.83, while gold faced a tough time at just $1.97.

Is Bitcoin ‘losing’ to Gold right now? Here’s what Peter Schiff thinks…

It’s important to mention that Woodbull Charts had a message for Peter Schiff and his supporters as well.

Is Bitcoin ‘losing’ to Gold right now? Here’s what Peter Schiff thinks…

Bitcoin continues to win hearts 

Despite Bitcoin’s unpredictable changes in worth, it has become an attractive investment option for numerous individuals. In reality, organizations such as MicroStrategy have begun adding Bitcoin to their holdings due to its impressive track record over the past few years.

Needless to say, sentiment around BTC remains as positive as ever, with one commentator claiming,

“Repeat after me. They won’t shake me out. 100k, BTC to the moon!” 

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2024-04-13 17:12