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Argentina eyes Bitcoin as a solution to the nation’s inflation problem

Posted: 13 August 2021 2:11 am
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Bitcoin’s 30-day gains currently stand at a staggering 40%.

  • Over the last couple of weeks, Bitcoin (BTC) established strong support near the $45.2K resistance.
  • Argentinian president Alberto Fernández recently suggested that he is open to the idea of adopting Bitcoin amidst rising inflation fears.
  • Bitcoin has been on the rise for almost two weeks running despite the digital currency showcasing a minor correction yesterday.

Bitcoin has continued on its path of upward ascent, with the largest cryptocurrency by total market capitalization currently exhibiting weekly gains of over 10%. At press time, BTC is trading for $46,894.

Since July, the digital asset has recorded gains of 60%. The general market sentiment has changed immensely since then – which is especially more impressive when considering that there was talk of Bitcoin potentially sliding below the $20,000 mark recently. That said, BTC now seems to be forming a “golden cross” pattern, which could see the digital currency break out above $48,000 in the near term. On the development, independent trader and analyst Rekt Capital said:

“Earlier this year, BTC enjoyed strong rallies whenever the $45,200 level was held as support. Yesterday, $BTC successfully reclaimed the $45,200 level as support.”

A similar point of view is shared by analyst Crypto_Ed, who highlighted that Bitcoin’s fundamentals have continued to look extremely strong for many months now. “BTC range: took out the highs, took out the lows. Up we go. Still aiming for $50K,” he tweeted recently.

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Bitcoin to be legalized in Argentina next?

Following in the footsteps of El Salvador and Paraguay, Argentinian President Alberto Fernández recently indicated in an interview that he is quite optimistic about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. He added that he sees no real reason to push back against the fast-evolving asset class.

Additionally, Fernández highlighted that the capped supply of assets such as BTC could make them effective hedges against inflation. “There is no reason to say “no.” They say the advantage is that the inflationary effect is largely nullified,” he added.

A recent report indicates that Argentina’s annual inflation rate currently stands at a whopping 50+%, with the figure all set to soar even higher as global commodity prices continue to rise. Not only that, the country’s official statistical data suggests that prices across the board have risen 25.3% over the first half of 2021 alone — up a little over 50% compared to last year.

What lies ahead?

After a brief pullback yesterday, Bitcoin has continued to rally, with experts suggesting that it was only natural that the flagship crypto “take a breather” after almost two weeks of uninterrupted bullish action. Analysts believe that the currency’s short-term price goals look extremely achievable despite all the regulatory drama surrounding the space at the moment.

Interested in cryptocurrency? Learn more about the basics with our beginner’s guide to Bitcoin, dive deeper by learning about Ethereum and see what blockchain can do with our simple guide to DeFi.

Disclosure: The author owns a range of cryptocurrencies at the time of writing

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