Research: The Evolving Economics of Bitcoin, Gold and Fiat Currencies

The Evolving Economics of Bitcoin, Gold and Fiat Currencies

By Erik Norland, Senior Economist & Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

Highlights

  • Value of a bitcoin has soared more than 6 million percent in seven years
  • Bitcoin is considered a good store of value as supply is limited
  • Regulators are working to bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream
  • Growing network of users favors bitcoin’s continued success
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