Gold, from ancient times to now, has been an indisputable store of wealth and also a way to hedge against geopolitical volatility and inflation. It is a well-regulated and established market. In the 1990s, we went through a crisis when central banks started to sell their gold holdings. This caused the price of gold to collapse, but afterward, the geopolitical situation forced central banks to understand the role of gold in maintaining wealth and therefore their holdings. Gold has a well-established role in the market while cryptocurrencies still have to be regulated and understood to compete with precious metals. It can be used to complement gold investments but cannot replace it at the moment as the role of cryptocurrencies in the market is still not fully defined.
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Director of Corporate Affairs
Newmont Goldcorp Mexico
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