Of all the precious metals, gold is the most popular as an investment. Investors generally buy gold as a way of diversifying risks, especially through the use of futures contracts and derivatives. The gold market is subject to speculation and volatility as are other markets. Compared to other precious metals used for investment, gold has the most effective safe haven and hedging properties across a number of countries.
Much of the value of gold comes from its scarcity, that some gold bars, gold coins or gold jewellery (for instance) can be small enough to put in your pocket and most of all, from the metals' usefulness to industries. Cryptocurrency adapted some of gold's benefits by coming up with a bitcoin that's scarce, by introducing a digital coin that can be easily and effortlessly transmitted, and by creating a distributed, decentralized blockchain that aids business. Cryptocurrency also adds value by making the transactions of your money fast, secure, and transparent.