Travis Kling on Bitcoin as a Safe Haven Asset

Ikigai’s Travis Kling looks at BTC's correlation to gold and crude in response to Iran missile strikes, plus SEC priorities and Congressional intrigue.

Jan 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 12:06 p.m. UTC

The conversation about whether bitcoin is a safe haven asset continues in the wake of Iranian missile strikes, which saw the price of BTC both surge and retrace in parallel with crude and gold. To help explain what’s going on, we feature comments from Ikigai Asset Management’s Travis Kling. 

Also in today’s episode, we look at newly published priorities from the SEC around crypto including investor suitability, trading practices and compliance program effectiveness. We also discuss former Bakkt CEO and now U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler’s appointment to the committee that oversees the CFTC. Is it a conflict of interest, something good for the crypto industry or both? 

Topics discussed:

Bitcoin as a safe haven asset as it follows crude and gold after Iran missile strikes

SEC publishes 2020 crypto priorities 

Kelly Loefller appointed to committee overseeing CFTC

The Festival for the Decentralized World
Thursday - Sunday, June 9-12, 2022
Austin, Texas
Save a Seat Now

DISCLOSURE

Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Trending

1
CoinDesk - Unknown
Bitcoin Options Data Suggests Bearish Sentiment Among Investors

Put/call ratio for Bitcoin options reached yearly highs on Thursday, data shows.

Put/call ratio for Bitcoin options reached yearly highs on Thursday, data shows.

CoinDesk - Unknown
2
CoinDesk - Unknown
CoinDesk Cardano Price Index (ADX)

CoinDesk - Unknown
3
CoinDesk - Unknown
CoinDesk Smart Contract Platform Select Index (SCPX)

CoinDesk - Unknown
4
CoinDesk - Unknown
First Mover Asia: KuCoin Plans to Bolster DeFi Activity on Its Blockchain After $150M Raise; Cryptos Gain

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

The crypto exchange will add technical features to support developers and build on KuCoin's public blockchain; bitcoin outperforms ether.

CoinDesk - Unknown