Crypto Prices Mixed; Too Soon to Call Bitcoin a Safe-Haven, Analysts Say By

© Reuters. – Cryptocurrency prices were mixed on Thursday in Asia. Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, said it is too soon to call a safe-haven asset.
Bitcoin traded 3.1% higher to $12,010.2 by 11:10 PM ET (03:10 GMT).
The move upwards pushed Bitcoin’s market cap up to about $210B, or about 68% of the total cryptocurrency market cap.
Bitcoin has now jumped almost 20% in the past seven days. Some called it a safe-haven asset as it surged while stock markets in the U.S. plunged earlier in the week amid escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
However, Belski disagreed.
“Bitcoin has been excessively volatile, especially the last couple of years. It’s the sexy kind of thing to go to now. I don’t base my investments on sex appeal. I base my investment on longer-term perspective,” Belski said in an interview with CNN.
“And I think the longer-term perspective, in terms of Bitcoin being that safe haven, I think it’s way too soon to call that.”
Elsewhere in cryptocurrency trading, dropped 0.7% to $224.84, was down 0.4% to $0.31144, while fell 1.8% to $91.431.

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