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Horizon of Cryptocurrency Before Vs During COVID-19

Version 1 : Received: 4 August 2022 / Approved: 8 August 2022 / Online: 8 August 2022 (13:48:44 CEST)

How to cite: Waspada, I.; Salim, D.F.; Krisnawati, A. Horizon of Cryptocurrency Before Vs During COVID-19. Preprints 2022, 2022080162 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0162.v1). Waspada, I.; Salim, D.F.; Krisnawati, A. Horizon of Cryptocurrency Before Vs During COVID-19. Preprints 2022, 2022080162 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0162.v1).

Abstract

Cryptocurrencies are now the most popular investment instruments among millenials. Crypto offers great returns in a short period of time. Prior to COVID-19, Crypto experienced significant price fluctuations accompanied by an increase in the number of high transaction volumes. This situation was disrupted by the presence of the COVID-19 which made the world economy devastated, marked by the decline of stock prices in the world, especially in Indonesia. A paired test was conducted in this study to compare the state of Crypto before and during COVID-19 with the variables of Risk, Transaction Volume, Return, and Sharpe Performance. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the variables of Transaction Volume and Return. However, there was no significant difference in the Risk and Sharpe performance before and during COVID-19. This study shows that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the enthusiasm of investors who transact crypto assets is not affected and they still get returns in accordance with the investments made. The high risk will be followed by a high standard deviation, so that the Sharpe Performance is small. Cryptocurrencies still have many gaps to research, such as regulation, so that many countries have not legalized Crypto transactions. If there is no regulation for Crypto, it is certain that an increase in cybercrime harms crypto investors and threatens global financial stability. Nevertheles, with or without COVID-19, investment transactions gain and lose based on confidence in the limited market. Therefore, the success of confidence fluctuations in crypto encourages the emergence of alternative coins created by investors to conduct an Initial Coin Offering (ICO).

Keywords

COVID-19, Cryptocurrency Return, Risk, Transaction Volume

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Finance

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