JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States and once the biggest critic of Bitcoin, now seems to have completely changed its mind. Besides, JPMorgan’s Bitcoin flip seems to be sitting well at the price of the world’s leading cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is on the rise again and has already added about $200 after dropping to $9,000 price level recently.
In the past, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, labeled Bitcoin a fraud. Damon also described the obsession in BTC as a tulip bulb. However, it appears that the large financial institution is switching its stance towards the world’s top virtual asset by market capitalization.
@jpmorgan reports #BTC structural architecture more buoyant compared to other currencies, equities, treasuries, and gold. Newly penned report on a #Bitcoin stress test, @jpmorgan stated cryptocurrencies have “longevity as an asset class.” Things certainly can change in a year! pic.twitter.com/k8PBZVx1Yn
— MyBTC.ca 🇨🇦 Bitcoin Brokers (@MyBTCca) June 14, 2020
JPMorgan Chase vs. Goldman Sachs
According to a new report published by JPMorgan Chase, the bank’s researchers describe Bitcoin as ‘mostly positive,’ stating that it has ‘longevity as an asset class.’ This is the complete opposite of what JPMorgan’s huge rivals, Goldman Sachs noted in their latest clients’ call for bitcoin and gold. According to Goldman Sachs, bitcoin is a poor investment, adding that BTC is not in any way, shape, or form an asset class.
The report by JPMorgan read:
“Though the [bitcoin] bubble collapsed as dramatically as it inflated, bitcoin has rarely traded below the cost of production, including the very disorderly conditions that prevailed in March.”
In March, the price of Bitcoin came tumbling down, resulting in the flagship cryptocurrency losing about 70 percent of its value. A month before the March crypto market crash, Bitcoin was trading well above the $10,000 mark. A few weeks later, the price dropped significantly to slightly hit the $3,000 price level, heartbreaking many investors across the world. Many traders and investors were wondering whether 2018 was being replicated all over again.
Nevertheless, this wasn’t the case this time around. Within thirty days, the top cryptocurrency had managed to recoup almost all it had lost with its price action; slightly reaching the $10,000 mark in both May and June. Those quick reflexes to regain a 70 percent loss amid an economy ravaging pandemic should not be downplayed.
What next after JPMorgan’s Bitcoin flip?
The latest report is another step towards a longstanding JPMorgan’s Bitcoin flip. In 2019, reports surfaced that the financial institution provides banking services to some of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the United States, such as Coinbase and Gemini. The report further states that:
“There is little evidence of run dynamics, or even material-quality tiering among cryptocurrencies, even during the throws of the crisis… [Bitcoin] price action points to their continued use more as a vehicle for speculation; than a medium of exchange or store of value.”