The Year of Speed Chess and the Birth of Bitcoin as an Asset Class

December 23, 2020    by Jordi Visser

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The rules of the game are changing. With an unprecedented global halt countered by an aggressive fiscal response, money supply has soared to exponential and extraordinary amounts. In response, investors are searching for diversification in case this new government driven attempt to reflate assets fails. In this paper, CIO Jordi Visser explores the use of bitcoin to hedge currency debasement and fiat asset inflation. He also highlights a view that blockchain allocations will become central to intelligent portfolio construction, citing the recent increase in utilization of Bitcoin within nimble corporate portfolios. Hefty government intervention and increasing market volatility has increased the need to leave behind the cumbersome, methodical game of traditional chess for a fast-paced, forward looking game of speed chess.

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