In our last week’s SuperCryptoNews Market Summary, our editorial team opined that Bitcoin must break through the $56,000 level in order to resume its bullish trend. It sure did and Bitcoin is now hovering above the $60,000 level after hitting an ATH of $61,844 (on Binance).
Ethereum also followed closely behind backed by strong volume but it did not manage to break its previous ATH of $2,042.
Interestingly, most other altcoins were languishing. It seems that new Bitcoin purchases were fueled by new entrants into the cryptocurrency space. Being a gateway coin as well as the king of crypto by market cap, Bitcoin enjoys a level of trust which has earned it the incumbent status. Even the world’s largest regulated cryptocurrency investment vehicle is based on Bitcoin – the famous Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.
So, how far can Bitcoin go? Or will there be a large market correction after all the froth and bubbles surrounding this rapid ascent?
A quick search on the Internet will produce Bitcoin price predictions ranging from $100,000 to even $1 million. But, a prediction is a prediction. One thing we can say for certain is that this time, the whales are selling less. The last thing a Bitcoin whale wants to do is to lose his “whale” status. Every time a whale dumps his or her Bitcoin, these Bitcoin would most probably end up in the ends of institutions and large corporates. These new holders have a long time horizon for their investments that would help reduce volatility in Bitcoin prices.
With reduced volatility, Bitcoin’s appeal as a store of value would increase and we will see more pension funds, more of the old-monies investing in Bitcoin.
With Gold at around $11 trillion in market cap and Bitcoin’s at $1.1 trillion, we should see some more upside for Bitcoin. Even at a $5 trillion market cap for Bitcoin, Bitcoin’s price should be worth more than $60,000.
We should expect an accelerated pace of Bitcoin investments from companies and funds. All these will be underpinned by crypto payments available widely.
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