General Update, Virus, Dollar, China and Japan – E209

In this episode I discuss the bullish case for bitcoin being driven by QE but not via a weaker dollar. The dollar will continue to strengthen in a volatile way. Bitcoin will be bid because the traditional market will get worse and worse at price discovery and bitcoin will get better and better. I bring in two articles. The first one is about China’s consumer credit bubble popping and the second is about primary dealers in Japan refusing to sell their JGB’s to the Bank of Japan. That effectively stops QE as a weapon of the central bank. The primary dealers would rather use their JGB’s in dollar swaps with the Fed.

China consumer credit: https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/scope-pain-immense-chinas-consumer-default-tsunami-has-started

Japanese bonds: http://archive.vn/ao4qM