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Bitcoin Soaring to $100K? Experts Predict Potential Record Highs in 2023

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ByMarcel Bich

Apr 14, 2023
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Explore expert predictions for Bitcoin’s potential to reach new heights, including a possible $100,000 milestone, as the cryptocurrency demonstrates resilience amid banking crises and evolves as “digital gold”.

Despite a nearly 60% drop from its all-time high of $68,990.90 in November 2021, industry insiders speaking to CNBC suggest that Bitcoin could reach unprecedented levels this year. Marshall Beard, Chief Strategy Officer at US-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, believes Bitcoin could potentially hit the $100,000 mark.

Beard predicts that Bitcoin will surpass its previous all-time high this year, with $100,000 as an intriguing target. He explains that once Bitcoin approaches its former record close to $69,000, it would require little more momentum to push the value to $100,000. To achieve this milestone, Bitcoin would need to rally about 270%.

Paolo Ardoino, Chief Technology Officer at stablecoin issuer Tether, shares a similar sentiment, stating that Bitcoin could “retest” its all-time high near $69,000. This bullish outlook contrasts with the cautious predictions made by industry executives in January.

Bitcoin’s Role as “Digital Gold”

The cryptocurrency’s resilience during recent banking crises involving the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the failure of two crypto-friendly lenders, Silvergate Capital and Signature Bank, has bolstered positive sentiment. Bitcoin’s rally during these events has reinforced its reputation as an alternative to traditional banking systems, providing a safe haven for storing money.

Oliver Linch, CEO of Bittrex Global, attributes Bitcoin’s rally to people’s increasing distrust of the banking system. For years, proponents have considered Bitcoin “digital gold,” offering investors a hedge against inflation and a valuable asset during turbulent times. Recently, Bitcoin has shown signs of decoupling from stocks, particularly the tech-focused Nasdaq, outperforming many risk assets and gold.

Bitcoin’s growth may also be supported by the belief that the banking crisis could limit the US Federal Reserve’s capacity to aggressively raise interest rates, potentially benefiting risk assets like cryptocurrencies.

The Million-Dollar Bitcoin Debate

The possibility of Bitcoin reaching $1 million has been a hot topic since Balaji Srinivasan, an investor and former technology chief at Coinbase, wagered $2 million on March 17 that Bitcoin’s value would exceed $1 million within 90 days. Srinivasan’s bet stemmed from the argument that the world would turn to Bitcoin as digital gold during hyperinflation, causing the US dollar’s value to plummet and prompting nations, individuals, and companies to purchase large amounts of Bitcoin.

However, most experts remain skeptical of this prediction. Beard suggests that it may take up to 10 years for Bitcoin to approach the $1 million mark. Ardoino concurs, stating that such a rapid increase in Bitcoin’s value would likely indicate an unusual economic event and result in an undesirable world.

 
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Marcel Bich

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