Published on August 3rd, 2018 | by bitcoin0
UBS:Bitcoin needs to hit $213,000 to replace united states money supply
Zurich-based investment bank and financial services company Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) has said that the Bitcoin (BTC) price must hit nearly $213,000 to replace U.S. money supply, Bloomberg reported August 2.
According to Bloomberg, a new report by UBS suggests that BTC cannot currently be considered money or a viable asset as its versatility is stymied by the capacity constraints of the BTC network.
The report says: “Our findings suggest that Bitcoin, in its current form, is too unstable and limited to become a viable means of payment for global transactions or a mainstream asset class.”
The report states that while digital currencies can potentially become an alternative asset class, their prices are likely to remain volatile.
The volume of BTC used in commerce declined significantly during the last year since its peak of $411 million in September 2017, per a recent survey by market research firm Chainalysis.