Over the past decade, central banks around the world have been unable to maintain stable inflation. Bitcoin can benefit from this and after the forthcoming halving, the BTC will have indisputable reasons to become a legitimate competitor to other world currencies.
Halving and econimists
In May this year, Bitcoin will expect to halve, with the miners’ remuneration will drop from 12.5 BTC to 6.25. Economist Peter C. Earle of the American Institute for Economic Research claims that this year’s halving will be in a particularly favorable situation.
This is because the Federal Reserve (FED), the European Central Bank and the Japanese Central Bank have not been able to create a favorable inflation rate, namely 2 percent per year. Current BTC inflation is around 3.6%. When the remuneration is halved, Bitcoin’s “inflation” will be lower than the Federal Reserve target.
British economist Daniel Lacalla claims that the Federal Reserve set a record in amounth of repos of $ 235 billion on December 25 last year. This amount is almost double the previous $ 133 billion set in July 2008 during the Great Depression.
New record: USD 235 billion in repo intervention— Daniel Lacalle (@dlacalle_IA) December 27, 2019
The highest value in 2008 was USD 133 billion in July, 18th 2008. Two months before Lehman went bust, but repo market as of today is around 40% SMALLER than in 2008.
(thanks Dan Miraglia, QAM) pic.twitter.com/x3Fc1W5kJI
Limited Bitcoin Offer
Bitcoin’s limited offer has always attracted investors and traders who are well aware of the impact of inflation on purchasing power. The limited number of coins that will exist keeps their original plan in line with a predictable and transparent protocol.
According to some economists and analysts, the known number of BTCs shows us its predictability, transparency and security. This will greatly contribute to its attractiveness in the future. Halving is expected to cause new price increases, but this is far from certain.
Unsustainable inflation rates and negative global interest rates predict that Bitcoin will become less speculative in economic terms. In the end, the BTC will be more credible than the traditional financial system.