What Happens When Currencies Fail? Feat. Preston Pysh

Massive and novel government intervention in markets is now a foregone conclusion, but what happens to bitcoin as the dust settles?

By Nathaniel WhittemoreCoinDesk Insights
Mar 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 8:19 a.m. UTC
By Nathaniel WhittemoreCoinDesk Insights
Mar 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 8:19 a.m. UTC

Massive and novel government intervention in markets is now a foregone conclusion, but what happens to bitcoin (BTC) as the dust settles? 

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Yesterday, the Federal Reserve's New York branch announced more than a trillion dollars in liquidity injections into the market. In the coming weeks, many observers expect trillions of more in stimulus in a variety of exotic new intervention tactics. 

While this will (hopefully) stem the still emerging economic fallout from the pandemic, it creates its own new set of problems. In this episode of The Breakdown, @NLW is joined by “We Study Billionaires” host Preston Pysh to discuss:

  • How bond markets will react to the wave of stimulus 
  • The challenge of global coordination for a new Bretton Woods
  • Why in the wake of stimulus some governments might turn to bitcoin 
  • The three factors that lead to currency failure

Want more? Earlier this week NLW spoke to Ben Hunt on markets and narratives in the age of coronavirus

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