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Bitcoin’s Allure as the New Gold Fizzles During Ukraine Tensions


Bitcoin’s price relative to gold has dropped to the lowest level since the middle of 2021. The standoff between the West and Russia over Ukraine is stoking risk aversion, hurting so-called digital gold as cryptocurrencies slide but supporting the traditional haven of bullion. One Bitcoin is now equivalent to about 19 ounces of the yellow metal, down from a peak of some 37 ounces in October.

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