The Bitcoin price has stabilized on news of Britain leaving the European Union in a historically unprecedented move. The currency, which had corrected after a considerable price increase in recent weeks, has settled around the $650 range as global markets react to the news.
If you recall the currency crisis in Cyprus, you might agree Bitcoin tends to thrive in moments of economic crisis such as Brexit. The 2013 Cypriot Financial Crisis and bailout led to a flurry of press coverage regarding Bitcoin. Similarly, during the Greek Debt Crisis, the media embraced the narrative that Bitcoin was a way for Greek citizens to opt-out of the troubled financial system.
Britain voted on Thursday to leave the European Union after being involved since before its founding. Market tailspins have chased investors into gold and other safe havens, including Bitcoin, as the global economy moves into unchartered territory in terms of post World-War II global economics.
More than 17 million people voted in the referendum which highlights a populist and nationalist sentiment amid economic and cultural turmoil in the U.K..
“Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” said Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party. He