BREAKDOWN: Travis Kling on Bitcoin as a Safe Haven Asset | January 8th, 2019

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

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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 Georgia 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