Amid a massive spike of the United States’ Consumer Price Index (消费物价指数), the cryptocurrency community has divided on whether Bitcoin (比特币) is really a hedge to inflation.

The CPI, an indicator measuring the average change in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods and services, saw its largest one-month increase in June over the past 13 年份, Business Insider reported Tuesday. The inflation surge reportedly started in March, when CPI rose by 2.6%, followed by subsequent increases in April of 4.2% 最终 5.4% 在六月.

But despite the recent growth in CPI-measured inflation, Bitcoin has allegedly failed as an inflation hedge as its price has almost halved from $64,000 in mid-April, according to some analysts.

“Bitcoin isn’t behaving like an inflation hedge anymore and will continue to remain heavy over expectations over higher yields,” Ed Moya, senior equity analyst at foreign exchange firm Oanda said in a Tuesday note. 然而, that inflation is viewed as transitory, which could be a reason why the June CPI report wasn’t enough of a catalyst to break Bitcoin’s sideways trading, Moya added.

The crypto community subsequently reacted to these CPI-versus-Bitcoin observations, with many industry advocates emphasizing that their early Bitcoin investment and gains “have already hedged the future.” Some Bitcoin enthusiasts pointed out that Bitcoin has been growing historically, posting massive gains over the long term.

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According to some crypto experts, Bitcoin is indeed “not a great hedge against inflation.” Mati Greenspan, founder of money management firm Quantum Economics, told Cointelegraph that there “doesn’t seem to be any correlation” between Bitcoin’s price action and inflation or deflation data, 说明:

“Certainly bitcoin has been a great performer over time. 但大部分收益发生在所有风险资产上涨的全球通缩时期. 现在通货膨胀正在上升, 自比特币诞生以来的第一次, 它的表现明显不佳。”

The latest CPI-triggered argument brings another twist in long-running debates regarding Bitcoin as a hedge instrument. A number of financial analysts including Nassim Taleb believe that inflation has nothing to do with Bitcoin price. 仍然, some global investors like Paul Tudor Jones have moved into Bitcoin to protect their investments from inflation.