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Is IPv4 a recession-proof asset?


With the increasing number of internet-connected devices, IPv4 addresses are becoming more and more valuable. They're a finite resource, which makes them relatively safe investments, even in times of economic turmoil. This trend isn't likely to reverse anytime soon, which means that the demand for IP addresses is only going to continue to grow. Given this demand, it's no surprise that IPv4 addresses have become quite valuable. In fact, some experts believe that IPv4 addresses could become a recession-proof asset.

While it's true that the price of IPv4 addresses has been rising in recent years, this trend is likely to continue as the pool of available addresses dwindles. They're not subject to the same kinds of fluctuations as other assets like stocks or commodities. So while there's no guarantee that investing in IPv4 will make you rich overnight, it could be a smart way to diversify your portfolio, protect your assets during a recession, and collect recurring income through putting IPv4 up for lease.

Do you think IPv4 is actually a recession-proof asset?
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  • I think yes, and IPv4 is recession-proof as it is similar to the essential product. You will have to lease it or buy it in any case.

    You have to be careful with the location because IPv4 is still easily available in some countries, so if IPv4 is readily available and the price is very low, you may not make much money.
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  • Eventually, IPV4 might reach something like Peak Oil and stop appreciating in value.

    But, for server side connectivity, I still believe it is going to be really difficult to replace Ipv4.