Bitcoin Getting Favored by Retirees in Australia Despite Volatility: Report

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Wed, 11/13/2019 - 13:16
Yuri Molchan
Australians in their mid-sixties are more and more often considering Bitcoin as a retirement investment, a recent report reveals
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A report made by the crypto exchange Independent Reserve says that Australians in their mid-sixties are more and more often turning their glance towards crypto, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, as their retirement investment.

Retirees getting to like Bitcoin investments again

After Bitcoin plummeted in January 2018, losing over $16,000 of its value, investors who were not crazy about crypto became very careful and preferred to give Bitcoin investments a miss. However, now, the new survey says, about 2.5 percent of retirees in Australia intend to get some crypto in the next half-a-year.

The CEO of Independent Reserve, Adrian Przelozny told The New Daily that the number of these people is growing since the retirement demographics begins to change.

“As cryptocurrency matures, it’s becoming more and more of a legitimate asset class, and because it’s not correlated to a lot of traditional assets, people are using it as part of their portfolio to create a more balanced investment strategy.”

He believes that within a couple of years the number of people wishing to buy BTC, ETH or other crypto to diversify their portfolio will grow from 2.5 percent to 3-4 percent, etc.

Traditional assets becoming uncertain

Przelozny believes that there are two main reasons that are driving more and more people towards crypto. The first is lack of correlation between Bitcoin, other digital assets and conventional markets.

The second is that the situation on those markets is getting uncertain and unstable.

“Right now, interest rates are really low, the share market is doing weird things, there aren’t that many places to put your money.”

However, Przelozny believes that Bitcoin is much better for investment than altcoins, since they are very much speculative and bear no real value.

“Bitcoin is literally the only option for a retiree.”

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About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.

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