Van’s Note: Van Bryan here, Jeff Brown’s managing editor. Regular readers of The Bleeding Edge know that we pay attention to the latest trends in technology. And while Jeff doesn’t focus on cryptocurrencies in his investment research, he does see the long-term investment potential of quality digital assets.
That’s why we wanted to share this essay from friend and colleague Teeka Tiwari with our readers today. Teeka works hard to bring crypto gains to his readers, and right now, he believes a handful of cryptos will shoot higher on the back of an impending catalyst… one that won’t come again until 2024.
In fact, Teeka believes a modest speculation in just five tiny coins could create $5 million in wealth. If you’re interested in hearing his full analysis, go here to find out more.
By Teeka Tiwari, editor, Palm Beach Daily
From March 11–12, bitcoin dropped a stunning 47%.
At the same time, the stock market was in the middle of a 37% free fall… and even gold dropped 12%. It seemed everything was correlated to stocks.
My inbox was full of emails from subscribers, worried that bitcoin was not the uncorrelated hedge they thought it was. At the time, I explained that bitcoin was down for its own reasons that had nothing to do with stocks.
After the dust cleared, we eventually found out a series of massive margin calls had been triggered on a bitcoin trading platform. The platform offers up to 100-to-1 margin. It’s estimated about $700 million in bitcoin was forcibly liquidated.
While that was happening, a crypto Ponzi scheme was unraveling in China. The Chinese scammers were selling over $1 billion in stolen crypto at any price they could get.
The unfortunate timing of these two events – coinciding with the meltdown in stock prices – confused investors.
At the time, I counseled using the pullback as a buying opportunity.
Since then, we have seen bitcoin rise as much as 130% from its recent lows.
I’ve always maintained that bitcoin is one of the best hedges against chaos in the traditional financial world. And so far, that is proving true.
Despite its massive sell-off in March, bitcoin is in the black since January 1… along with the granddaddy of chaos hedges – gold.
Meanwhile, the S&P 500 and Dow are down over 13% and 18% year-to-date.
So why is bitcoin weathering the coronavirus storm while stocks have been taking a beating (even after this remarkable rally)?
I’ll tell you today…
Bitcoin’s Supply Is Stable
Unlike most other assets, bitcoin’s supply is forever fixed. There can never be more than 21 million bitcoins. The only other asset that comes close to providing such a fixed supply is gold.
And it’s this fixed supply that is making bitcoin so popular right now. You see, just like how people have always used gold to protect the purchasing power of their money, bitcoin is emerging as a form of “digital gold.”
Investors are flocking to both gold and bitcoin to protect the value of their money from central banks’ reckless currency inflation.
My research estimates the governments of the United States, Europe, and China will spend nearly $6 trillion combined in stimulus money to rescue the global economy from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Reserve recently announced its own $2.3 trillion money-printing program. That’s on top of its pledge to buy an unlimited amount of assets that some analysts say could add another $5 trillion to the Fed’s balance sheet.
This unprecedented money-printing will dilute money so much that – 10 years from now – the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar could be cut in half.
And that is why I think everyone should own some gold and bitcoin right now. Of the two, I think bitcoin will have a bigger move higher.
As I mentioned above, unlike fiat currencies, bitcoin has a fixed supply. And this month, the incoming supply of bitcoin will be cut in half.
This decrease in new bitcoin supply is called “The Halving.”
Remember, there can never be more than 21 million bitcoins in existence. Their issuance is strictly regulated by computer code.
Every 10 minutes, bitcoin “miners” compete to solve a complex mathematical problem using computing power. Right now, whoever solves the problem first is awarded 12.5 bitcoins.
When that halving event occurs just days from now, the bitcoin reward will drop from 12.5 to 6.25 bitcoins.
Over a year, that will drop the supply of new bitcoin coming to the market from about 675,000 to about 337,500.
This supply cut is embedded in bitcoin’s code. So it’s 100% guaranteed to happen.
Meanwhile, central bankers will be pumping trillions of new currency into the financial system.
So as the demand for the U.S. dollar will weaken (because the Fed is diluting the dollar by printing so many of them), the demand for bitcoin will skyrocket just as the incoming supply of new bitcoin gets cut in half.
This isn’t rocket science, friends. Bitcoin is going much higher from here.
Demand Is Surging
Safe-haven buying is only one part of the bitcoin demand story.
For instance, the World Economic Forum has projected that blockchain (bitcoin’s underlying tech) will store 10% of the world’s GDP by 2027. That’s $8.6 trillion – a 295,762% rise from today’s $2.9 billion.
And physical delivery of bitcoin on Bakkt is at record highs – up 44% in March… Meanwhile, brokerages like Fidelity and TD Ameritrade are expected to roll out crypto services to their clients.
Friends, we’re on the verge of 500 million stock investors being able to buy crypto with just one click of their mouse. This is happening just as demand for safe-haven assets is exploding. It’s a phenomenal mix that will ignite a powerful rally in bitcoin.
So if you’re looking to build your exposure to crypto, start with bitcoin. We generally recommend an allocation of up to 2% for cryptos.
Remember, even a small allocation can make a difference. Cryptos offer you a chance to make asymmetric bets. So you only need to invest a tiny stake to have a chance at life-changing gains.
Let the Game Come to You!
Editor, Palm Beach Daily
P.S. As I mentioned above, in just a few days, a powerful rally in bitcoin will ignite, sending a handful of coins to levels we’ve never seen before.
That’s why I recently updated my 5 Coins to $5 Million buy list. Just a handful of $500 investments into these five coins could transform into as much as $5 million.
So I highly recommend you watch my urgent briefing tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6. I will answer your questions and educate you on exactly why I think this is the lowest-risk/highest-rewarding opportunity of your life… And why, for what could be the very last time, you have a chance to change your life… forever.
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