Bitcoin Brutally Beats Gold, Hits $65K

YEREVAN ( — Bitcoin (BTC) price has marked a historic milestone by reaching $65,000 for the first time since November 2021. In doing so, the cryptocurrency has gained 55% so far in 2024, leaving its biggest Wall Street rival, Gold, in its digital dust. This seismic shift in the investment landscape underscores the rising dominance of Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency market.

Bitcoin price all chart
BTC/USD all-time chart. Source: CoinStats

In comparison, the price of spot gold has increased by approximately 1.25%, heavily underperforming Bitcoin.

Gold price daily chart
XAUUSD daily price chart. Source: TradingView

Factors Fueling the Frenzy

The meteoric rise of Bitcoin to $65K can be attributed to a confluence of pivotal factors:

  • Institutional Embrace After ETF Launch: Major corporations and institutional investors have increasingly warmed up to Bitcoin after the launch of the first spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds in the U.S.
  • Economic Edge: In an era of inflation fears, Bitcoin has emerged as a digital hedge.
  • Speculative Spark: The volatile nature of Bitcoin, driven by increasingly risk-on market sentiment and speculative trading, has contributed to its dramatic price movements.

Bitcoin vs Gold

Bitcoin ETF’s advent has generated more buzz than gold did at its ETF launch. For instance, BlackRock’s iShare Bitcoin Trust has attracted $10 billion worth of capital in seven weeks. In comparison, Gold ETFs attracted the same amount in less than two years.

Oliver Isaac's tweet about Bitcoin
Oliver Isaac’s tweet about Bitcoin and Gold ETF. Source: X

The Road Ahead

As we venture further into 2024, the spectacle of Bitcoin’s rally against gold challenges conventional investment wisdom and opens up new avenues for wealth creation in the digital age. While gold will undoubtedly remain in the annals of safe havens, Bitcoin’s brutal beatdown is a clear indicator of the digital asset’s burgeoning appeal and its potential to redefine the contours of investment for generations to come.

To sum up, Bitcoin’s stunning ascent to $65,000, outshining gold by a significant margin, marks a pivotal moment in financial history. It heralds the rise of digital currencies as not just speculative instruments but as foundational pillars of a new, dynamic, and increasingly digital-first investment landscape.

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