Nicholas Gregory, CEO of blockchain firm CommerceBlock, even predicts it could fundamentally shift Bitcoin’s place in the global economy, as reported by the Independent, Aug. 9.
Brexit already causing market turmoil
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has already caused the pound sterling to lose value against other major currencies. Increasingly so, since the appointment of confirmed Brexiteer, Boris Johnson, as United Kingdom Prime Minister. Johnson has vowed that the U.K. will “do or die” leave the European Union on Oct. 31, 2019.
According to Gregory:
“Not only will a no-deal departure from the EU create turmoil and volatility across two major fiat currencies, it will also trigger an identity crisis for the global system as the contingency and vulnerability of major global fiat currencies is laid bare.”
This, some say, will preempt a capital flight to Bitcoin as a safe haven asset, causing prices to spike dramatically.
Geopolitically uncertainty and populism growing
Fears from the Confederation of British Industry that a no-deal Brexit would be a “tripwire into economic chaos” make Gregory believe that Bitcoin’s position in the global economy could fundamentally shift.
“Come 2020, we expect an increasingly populist and politically unstable world to cement the safe haven status of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies more generally,” he said. “And if central banks revert to ramping up the money printing all over again, the case for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin whose supply is capped will be further reinforced.”
Nigel Green, CEO of financial advisory giant deVere, has previously claimed that crypto-friendly regulation could be a lifeline for a post-Brexit U.K.