Bitcoin and integration patterns in the forex market

Nader Virk

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This study investigates the dependence structure between bitcoin (BTC) and five leading – leaving the US dollar out – conventional currencies by using Engle's (2002) DCC model. Results show a detachment between changes in BTC returns and fiat currencies. The weak association between conditional BTC volatility and its dynamic pairwise correlations with fiat currencies further endorses this finding. Implying that BTC investing does not offer currency hedging gains in consideration to its lack of return dependence, and association of its conditional volatility, with the integration patterns seen among fist currencies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102092
Number of pages8
JournalFinance Research Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


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