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Is Crypto’s Volatility an Issue or an Asset? Depends Who You Ask

The crypto market’s high volatility is sometimes viewed as a drawback. Some see it as its best feature.

Key Speakers At The CoinDesk 2022 Consensus Festival
Photographer: Jordan Vonderhaar/Bloomberg

Depending on who you ask, crypto’s volatility is either a bug or a feature. Wild and unexpected price swings make this an asset class ill suited to anyone who can’t stomach risk. It’s clear that these gyrations can be challenging, but is there a world in which they’re perceived as a benefit? And if so, what’s the upside?  In this episode, Bloomberg Opinion columnist Lionel Laurent joins us to discuss whether there’s any value to crypto’s volatility. 

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