Yen Liquidity Boost in Emergency Move Bullish for Bitcoin

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Yen Liquidity Boost in Emergency Move Bullish for Bitcoin

Dante Cook of Swan Bitcoin proposes that the fluctuating Japanese yen might offer advantages to Bitcoin, contingent upon the actions of the central banks in both the U.S. and Japan.

According to an executive at Swan Bitcoin, a depreciating Japanese yen could spell trouble for United States treasuries, potentially leading investors to turn to Bitcoin as an alternative store of value. With the yen losing strength against the dollar and Japan heavily invested in U.S. treasuries, there’s concern about the repercussions. Swan Bitcoin’s Dante Cook highlights that Japan’s reliance on U.S. treasuries and limited gold reserves could pose significant risks. Cook suggests that without intervention from the U.S. government, such as currency swap agreements or liquidity injections, Japan may have to sell its treasuries to support its currency, potentially triggering market uncertainty. This could lead to a surge of liquidity favoring Bitcoin, already experiencing increased institutional investment following SEC approval of several Bitcoin ETFs earlier in the year.

Dante Cook speaking on the latest episode of Swan Bitcoin’s Bitcoin Daily. Source: Swan Bitcoin

According to Farside data, the 11 spot Bitcoin ETFs have attracted an impressive $11.78 billion in total net inflows since their introduction. CoinMarketCap data shows Bitcoin’s current trading price at $61,399, marking a significant 6.29% increase over the past week.

Cook emphasized that the prevailing uncertainty in traditional financial markets is prompting individuals to explore alternative investment options beyond Bitcoin, including riskier crypto altcoins. He suggested that the financial landscape’s instability drives more people toward speculative ventures, characterizing it as a shift toward gambling.

Additionally, Cook highlighted VanEck, an issuer of spot Bitcoin ETFs, which he noted hasn’t been performing particularly well in the ETF market competition. However, he pointed out that VanEck recently announced its MarketVector MEMECOIN index, which includes various cryptocurrencies.

“It’s somewhat surprising that an institution would introduce this to retail clients, although perhaps not entirely unexpected given the current climate,” he remarked, emphasizing the ongoing uncertainty in traditional financial markets.

The MEMECOIN index comprises Dogecoin (DOGE) with a weight of 30%, Shiba Inu (SHIB) with 28%, PEPE (PEPE) with 14%, Dogwifhat (WIF) with 13%, Floki (FLOKI) with 7%, and Bonk (BONK) with 6%.