Growing geopolitical tensions and 'Trumpflation' have spurred a dramatic increase in safe haven demand, and the ongoing Bitcoin craze clearly proves it.
Bitcoin prices have more than doubled in the year-to-date, while those of its closest peer, Ethereum, are up an eye-popping 4,500 percent.
Yet, extreme volatility by digital currencies makes them a poor hedge against future uncertainties. Bitcoin has a downward deviation six times greater than gold's, making it extremely risky for use as currency.
Technology in education, e-learning and empowering teachers to use these in the classroom of the future will be a strong theme at the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek in Johannesburg next week. More than 85 leading suppliers of technology, stationery and content to the education sector will showcase their offering when some 2000 teachers and education experts gather for an interactive conference and expo from 10-11 July at the Sandton Convention Centre.