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Financial experts advocate Bitcoin amidst looming banking turmoil

TL;DR

  • Experts warn of the US banking crisis and recommend safe options for Bitcoin, gold, and silver.
  • Regional banks facing instability, highlighted by New York Community Bancorp losses.
  • Bitcoin is bullish despite market volatility, spurred by spot Bitcoin ETF approval.

Amid growing concerns over the stability of the US banking sector, renowned financial gurus and experts are cautioning investors about potential economic turbulence on the horizon. 

Robert Kiyosaki, the acclaimed author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” recently sounded the alarm to his 2.5 million followers on X (formerly Twitter), drawing parallels between the current financial system and the training provided to US Navy pilots to navigate turbulent conditions. 

Kiyosaki advised investors to seek refuge in assets like Bitcoin, gold, and silver, which he likened to parachutes for a soft landing in the event of an economic crash.

Regional banking sector instability fuels worries

The recent tumult in the US banking sector, reminiscent of the 2023 regional banking crisis, has amplified investor concerns. Reports of substantial losses incurred by New York Community Bancorp (NYCB) in the last quarter of 2023 have sent shockwaves through the financial landscape. 

NYCB, which acquired Silvergate post the 2023 crisis, witnessed a staggering 45% decline in its share price, signaling potential instability within the regional banking sector.

Prominent figures in the financial industry are advocating for Bitcoin as a hedge against economic uncertainty. Arthur Hayes, co-founder of BitMex, predicts dire straits for NYCB, foreseeing potential bankruptcy. 

Hayes reiterated his confidence in Bitcoin, projecting a price surge to $1 million, emphasizing its role as a reliable asset amidst looming financial turmoil.

Cathie Wood, CEO of Ark Invest, echoed sentiments regarding Bitcoin’s resilience, particularly in light of recent developments such as the approval of spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

Wood believes that Bitcoin’s ascent relative to gold will persist, citing the ease of access facilitated by the approval of crypto-based investment products.

Bitcoin’s bullish momentum amidst market volatility

Bitcoin has witnessed a bullish trajectory in the early months of 2024, buoyed by the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs. Despite temporary concerns stemming from outflows in the Grayscale Bitcoin ETF (GBTC), the cryptocurrency has rebounded, gaining 6% in the last 7 days, according to data from CoinGecko. Bitcoin is trading at $44,764.5, a 4.2% increase in the last 24 hours.

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decisions.

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Ibrahim Abdulaziz

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