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The Bitcoin Boom: How Crypto Could Become the Global Reserve Currency

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Gabor Gurbacs, a strategic advisor for stablecoin issuer Tether and asset management firm VanEck, has suggested the possibility of Bitcoin becoming a reserve tender. He insists that no legal tender can replace the dollar, but Bitcoin could.

According to industry sources on the 29th, Gurbacs recently mentioned weak currency countries through his X (formerly Twitter) account, stating, “Bitcoin could become a reserve currency replacing the dollar.”

Gurbacs advised using the example of El Salvador, suggesting that they first adopt Bitcoin as a reserve currency instead of the U.S. dollar and then announce it as legal tender. El Salvador adopted Bitcoin as an official legal tender in 2021. Recently, Argentina has considered following in El Salvador’s footsteps and introducing Bitcoin as a legal tender. The Argentine National Securities Commission (NSC) has already begun related meetings with the El Salvador National Digital Asset Committee (CNAD). The possibility of Argentina introducing and regulating Bitcoin and the method of El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption were discussed at the meeting.

Gurbacs criticized countries that have not yet acquired Bitcoin, calling their actions irresponsible.

Meanwhile, anxiety in the industry is increasing as the liquidation volume of Mt. Gox, a Japanese exchange that went bankrupt due to hacking in 2014, is released into the coin market.

On the 28th, Mt. Gox transferred 141,686 Bitcoins from its cold wallet (offline virtual asset wallet) to a new virtual asset wallet, amounting to a total of $9.5 billion. This figure ranks third in the total virtual asset wallet holdings.

The market shrank immediately after the transfer of Mt. Gox’s liquidation volume. Bitcoin, which had been hovering around $69,000 until that morning, plummeted to $67,500 immediately after the news.

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