It costs about $973 to mine an ounce of gold and $4,161 to mine one Bitcoin by computer, industry figures show.
Massive government spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Federal Reserve's optimistic view of an economic rebound could lead to "entrenched inflation," a financial advisor said.
Bitcoin fell Thursday to $51,358, a 16.57% decline from the all-time high of $61,556. A bear market is defined as a 20% drop from its high. But there appears to be no panic around the world's largest cryptocurrency by market cap.
"The narrative that Bitcoin is a good hedge against inflation is, in our view, a robust one that appears to be firmly adopted by key players in the market for the time being," Jason Deane, Bitcoin Analyst, Quantum Economics, London, told Newsweek.
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Bitcoin rebounded Wednesday after a sharp downturn earlier this week as major companies continued to buy the cryptocurrency and hold it as a long-term investment. Bitcoin had plunged from $58,356 on Sunday, a record high, to as low as $45,501 on Tuesday.
"It would take almost all of my savings if I were to pay that bill," a North Texas resident said, after receiving a bill worth nearly $14,000 for the month of February.
Bitcoin appears to be a good hedge against inflation because, unlike government-issued fiat currencies such as the U.S. dollar, the British pound, and the euro, supply of the crypto-currency is limited—and typically, limited supply coupled with strong demand drives the price higher.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has been tipped to outline the central bank's most active efforts yet in bringing inflation back to a healthy ballpark.
"The crisis has deep roots, but President Macri mismanaged the response, exacerbating poverty and hunger," Dr. Jennifer Pribble of the University of Richmond told Newsweek.
Venezuela has become increasingly reliant on Chinese oil-for-loans deals as its economy spirals downward.
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Analysts disagree: "Threatening military action risks derailing diplomatic progress and spreads false hope among the extremist voices in the Venezuelan opposition that they don't have to do the hard work of building a coalition and leadership structure."
The "sovereign bolivar" was launched on Monday as a revaluation and renaming of the old bolivar.
President Nicolas Maduro said the move will "stabilize and change the country's monetary life in a radical way."
More than a million people have already fled the country amid a worsening economic crisis.
Market-friendly ministers, who encouraged confidence in the Turkish state, are not included in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's new government.
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