Falling Renminbi Serious Use Case for Bitcoin: DBS Chief Economist
A weakening Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) is helping to fuel the bullish sentiment of bitcoin, according to Taimur Baig of DBS’ Singapore unit.
The chief economist Financial Times that the recent run-up in the bitcoin price took place after the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) forced the value of the renminbi below $0.14 for the first time since the last financial crisis. The move increased the demand for bitcoin and similar perceived safe-haven assets – such as gold – higher.
“We have seen a big rally,” said Baig. “A falling renminbi is a serious use case for crypto. From now on it is another thing for markets to watch.”
The comments received support from the data provided by Babel Finance. The Beijing-based cryptocurrency bank reported a 50 percent volume increase in the regional bitcoin market over the past ten days. The firm also stated that the cryptocurrency volumes are on their way to the upside from over a month already.
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