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Bitcoin as a tool to Deal with Debt Crisis

Cryptocurrencies and global debt crisis

Coronavirus outbreak, along with pre-existed weaknesses, has the potential to cause serious problems for the global economy. In this situation, private as well as governmental organizations should pay more attention to Bitcoin.

It is worth mentioning that central banks are running out of ammunition, and it will become harder to avoid the recession.

Reducing interest rates and injecting liquidity may prove insufficient to support the economy

Several central banks in Europe already reduced rates below zero. Interest rates in the U.S. are already at historic levels.

Bitcoin can tackle many issues. It can function both as a “safe-haven” asset and as a payment system. Bitcoin provides both liquidity and stability.

Moreover, Bitcoin offers a value storage tool that is not affected by fiscal policies.

Bitcoin and Central BanksBitcoin and financial problems

As mentioned above, there is a risk of financial failure. It is worth mentioning that global debt reached epidemic proportions. Currently, the governments around the globe amassed $244 trillion in debts. It is the worst result since World War One.

One of the major reasons why the debt exploded relates to central banks.

The central banks tried to avoid recession with monetary policies. For example, banks lowered interest rates to increase liquidity, and policies such as quantitative easing shifted debts into government ledgers.

Furthermore, the process of “deglobalization” is going to affect the global economy. For instance, Brexit as well as the trade war between the U.S. and China.

Last but to least, Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency number one when it comes to market capitalization. U.S. government should work together with its allies to find the solution.

They should come up with a plan on how to deal with the debt crisis. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in general, have the potential to solve some of the problems. Moreover, the government should reduce their dependence on borrowed money; otherwise, it will be hard to cope with this problem even in the long run.

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