Bitcoin resilient in the face of Trump opposition
It seems nothing can escape the attention and criticism of the US President, with Trump tweeting about Libra and cryptocurrencies as a whole on Thursday evening, warning that Facebook and others will need a banking charter and be subject to all regulations.
He also claimed not to be a fan and lauded the US dollar as the most dependable and dominant in the world, which suggests the road ahead is not going to be easy for these assets in the US.
Bitcoin has proven to be very resilient to the attacks though, dropping around $500 following the tweets – a drop in the ocean by its standards – before rebounding today.
I doubt this will be Trump’s final intervention on the subject though so there’ll be plenty more tests for the cryptocurrency space which is probably being helped by the fact that it’s going through a good moment right now thanks to the Libra announcement.