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Bitcoin Plummets Following Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory

By Crypto Briefing (Liam Kelly )CryptocurrencyNov 08, 2020 12:49AM ET
Bitcoin Plummets Following Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory
By Crypto Briefing (Liam Kelly )   |  Nov 08, 2020 12:49AM ET
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After four long days of waiting for votes to be counted, Joe Biden has been declared the 46th President of the United States of America.

AP News today declared that Joe Biden had won the U.S. elections. Bitcoin dropped shortly after the news, signaling the market’s initial concerns about the President-elect.

Bitcoin Bearish on Biden

President Trump has yet to concede the election, but news agencies worldwide have declared Biden the victor of the Presidential election.

Biden nabbed 284 electoral votes. Only 270 are needed to claim victory.


Shortly after the news, Bitcoin had dipped below $15,200 after a strong run to new yearly highs this week.

BTC Chart
BTC Chart

What Will Happen to Wall Street and Crypto

Since Biden won’t have control over both the House and Senate, the coronavirus stimulus package will likely come later and be smaller. Along with it, tougher tax policy and corporate reforms will be off the table, which is beneficial for Wall Street.

On top of that, Wall Street spent more money to support Biden’s campaign than it paid to promote Trump. It seems the investment industry is fine with Biden being the president.

Some of the crypto community members are pro-Biden too. For instance, one of the largest crypto derivatives exchanges, FTX, donated over $5 million to help Biden win.

The impact of Biden’s presidency on the financial sector and crypto will largely depend on his and his team’s stance.

Joe himself was one of the targets of the recent massive Twitter hack, which involved asking people to send Bitcoin to famous people. After the hack, Biden tweeted that he doesn’t own any Bitcoin, showing neither a positive nor negative attitude towards the cryptocurrency.

Joe Biden Tweet
Joe Biden Tweet

However, Joe has a history of getting in the way of innovation. When he was a U.S. senator, he pushed against encryption.

Kamala Harris, Biden’s potential VP, didn’t come with any crypto-related statements, but Ryan Montoya, who is familiar with crypto, is in her team. Montoya was Chief Technical Officer of the Sacramento Kings, which rewarded its fans with crypto.

The new president’s top pick for the U.S. Treasury’s chair is Lael Brainard, a member of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. In one of her recent publications on digital currencies, Brainard highlighted that the advent of Bitcoin raised regulatory concerns, but she also pointed at the importance of fostering innovation.

Gary Gensler, former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman, can also help Biden overseeing Wall Street. Gensler is tech-savvy and has an overall positive stance on crypto, expecting to see it “somewhere in the financial system in a meaningful way.”

Andrew Yang, a prominent crypto supporter, also joined Biden’s camp. Yang has been vocal about making regulations crypto-friendly, which may positively influence the regulatory landscape under the new president’s administration.

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Gordon Steward
niagara Nov 18, 2020 3:50PM ET
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Many so called Crypto experts  decided Bitcoin, Altcoins and the Stock Market were all going to fail miserably if  Biden was to be  the victor. i tried explaining  that Wall St. likes stability.Sure, they like the tax  gifts from Trump ,but they insist on stability. They like the low interest rates  but again a strong dollar has its benefits as well.. Trump is erratic,flamboyant  and dangerous,while Biden is measured, resolute and firm.Biden is stability and Bitcoin,Alt-coins and the Stock market will do just fine ,until world debt becomes too much to handle.At that point  specific pointed investments like Bitcoin and certain other market safe-zones will become life altering.
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