ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Economy

Brexit vote, soft yuan may be spurring flight to bitcoin

Bitcoin is popular among speculators.

TOKYO -- The British vote to exit the European Union seems to have benefited bitcoin amid a stampede out of the pound and the euro, though many see Chinese money accounting for much of the digital currency's rise.

Bitcoin surged Friday morning, Japan time, as the Brexit camp was winning in the referendum, data from the CoinDesk cryptocurrency news website shows.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more