As Turkish Lira Collapses, Media Seizes on Bitcoin’s Relative Stability

Mainstream media seized on the currency crisis in Turkey Monday, August 13, with Bloomberg publishing an article showing Bitcoin’s (BTC) similarly low instability.

Leading with the feature “Turkey Meltdown Propels Lira Volatility Above Bitcoin,” Bloomberg turned into the most recent publication to reveal the full degree of the Turkish national currency’s depreciation this year.

“The 10-day swings in the lira relative to the U.S. dollar now exceed those for Bitcoin amid Turkey’s escalating currency crisis,” Bloomberg reports.

Turkey has seen an uptick in customer enthusiasm for Bitcoin since the lira, which had just halved in value against the dollar since January, quickly slid to all time lows over a heap of geopolitical elements.

According to data from Google Trends, interest for Bitcoin expanded notably in August, while local exchanges have seen volumes increase by more than 150 percent this week alone.

As the government institute economic controls, cryptocurrency status in the nation stays questionable. Notwithstanding Turkey’s legal position seeming to propose Bitcoin is not acceptable in Islam, local exchanges keep on receiving full banking support as Forbes reported this week.

Exchanges in the country have started seeing some instability as manages at exchanges like BtcTurk trading Bitcoin at a price around $500 higher than the coin’s value at other exchanges around the world.


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