We often get asked about cryptocurrencies and whether they represent a potential replacement for gold, as well as what role, if any, bitcoin should play in a portfolio.
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Paul Fisher was a senior figure at the Bank of England for over 26 years – a member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2009–2014 and Executive Director for Markets during most of the Great Financial Crisis. He considers the origins of the crisis and whether it could happen again.
In Q4 2018, as global stock markets experienced their worst quarter since 2009, cryptocurrencies had a prime opportunity to demonstrate qualities associated with safe havens like gold. However, cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, behaved like risky assets and fell while gold rallied.