With bitcoin currently enjoying a near 70% YTD increase, bullish predictions see the asset topping into a six or even seven-digit territory in the following decade. These projections came recently from Kraken’s CEO, Jesse Powell, and the Managing Director of Magnetic, William Quigley.
Bitcoin to $150K in the Next Year
Founded in 2010, Magnetic is an investment firm with a pro-cryptocurrency approach, having allocated funds in the industry as well. In a CNN appearance, the company’s Managing Director and Co-Founder, William Quigley, spoke about bitcoin’s future, price performance, and the impact of the COVID-19-induced financial crisis on the asset.
By referring to historical price developments after each halving, the executive forecasted a somewhat bullish projection that can take the cryptocurrency up to $150,000 in the following months.
“We are about half-way through the post-halving bull run, so, by my judgment, we have a lot more to go with bitcoin. Certainly – $100,000 and quite possible $150,000 by the end of this year or maybe Q1 next year.”
Quigley also touched upon the growing number of companies putting BTC on their balance sheet, which he classified as “huge.” He believes that the general narrative for corporations to allocate some of their trillions of dollars currently held in cash in government bonds is fading. Instead, they will continue to look for an asset with a finite supply, namely bitcoin.
He noted that the most critical issues for corporations are inflation and the diminishing of the dollar. In contrast, being a limited-supply type of asset, BTC could serve as a hedge with its decreasing inflation.
BTC to $1M, Says Kraken CEO
In another widely-bullish prediction, Jesse Powell, the CEO of the US veteran crypto exchange Kraken, said that the asset price is going to “infinity.”
When asked to specify in dollar terms what that amount would represent, Powell said that even reaching $1 million per bitcoin sounds “reasonable.”
“People that are believers in bitcoin see it’s going to replace all of the world fiat currencies, so that means basically whatever the market cap of the dollar is, the euro, all of that combined is what bitcoin could be worth.
In the near time, people see it surpassing gold as a store of value. So, a million dollars as a price target within the next ten years is very reasonable.”
He justified his quite optimistic prediction with the excessive amounts of fiat currencies printed by the US and other global superpowers following the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Powell believes that the younger generations are keen to adopt the primary cryptocurrency, which could skyrocket its price.