We know that very recently an abrupt killing took place with Qasem Soleimani, who was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and commander of its Quds Force, leaving him death. This untoward drone strike pushed the economy as well as spurred the geopolitical yard. After the incident took place, the Bitcoin jumped the most in two weeks and the bitcoin market’s demand is supposed to get heightened in 2020.
Bitcoin jumped 5% gaining with Gold and the surge pushed Bitcoin into positive zone for the year-to-date. Gold, which is a highly liquid yet scarce asset and it is no one’s liability and can play four fundamental roles in a portfolio, had an increase in price because of the drone attack on the Iranian major general. As belief of many investors, because of having perceived resistance to inflation, Bitcoin bears similarities to gold.
Because of the turmoil in the geopolitical and economic yard, it is believed that the consequence can spur the demand of cryptocurrency and thoughtfully investors could get nervous regarding the future economic growth because of the higher oil price which actually pushing up consumers’ costs at the gas pump, instigating quicker inflation. Another optimistis sign is that in recent times, Iran showed their interest to adopt cryptocurrency and faced a host of sanctions ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.
Iranian president in a speech told that Muslims might need their own cryptocurrency to save themselves from the domination of the U.S. dollar and the American financial regime. Iran is taken as hotbed for the crypto adoption due to U.S. sanctions on money transfer stemming from the country. The Iranian market in and of itself is likely to small and slow to have caused this move single-handedly. Bitcoin is bolstering its position as one of the world’s best-performing assets as it has already surged 94 percent in 2019.