AllianceBernstein calls bitcoin a ‘safe haven asset,’ more attractive than gold

Asset management firm AllianceBernstein put out a memo last Monday not so subtly hyping bitcoin over gold, calling the cryptocurrency a “safe haven asset.”

AllianceBernstein (AB) analysts highlight that aside from Bitcoin’s inherent value stemming from its limited supply of 21 million coins — referred to as its “hard money properties” — the asset’s returns are undeniable.

“Since its inception, Bitcoin has consistently outperformed gold,” AB analysts wrote in the Oct. 16 note. “Over [the] last 3 years, Gold has been flat, while Bitcoin is up 150% (despite the 60% drawdown in 2022).”

And over the last five years, they wrote, bitcoin had five times better returns…

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