At the upcoming bull rally, Bitcoin (BTC) capitalization will exceed $ 1 trillion
Chris Berniske, who previously led cryptocurrency investments in ARK Invest and is now a partner in Placeholder, a $ 150 million asset management venture fund, said that Bitcoin's market capitalization will exceed $ 1 trillion.
Recall that during the
cryptocurrency boom at the end of 2017, when the price of Bitcoin reached $ 20,000, the market capitalization of the entire crypto market reached a maximum of $ 813 billion. If the capitalization of only one Bitcoin exceeds $ 1 trillion, it will trade at a rate above $ 40,000.
Like gold and other commodities, Bitcoin must become a recognized store of value with a developed infrastructure in order to cope with a huge influx of capital. In the near future, the development of this infrastructure may take several years.
In a Fortune interview last year for the New York Stock
Exchange, Jeff Sprecher said that buying Bitcoin today is quite problematic for institutional investors.
“Bitcoin does not have a good market structure. Even for Bitcoin, different markets publish a lot of different prices. And you can pay up to 6% of the spread to exchange dollars for bitcoins, which means that bitcoin must grow by as much as 6% so that you can break even. ”
Many investors, including billionaire Mike Novograz, believe that those that lead Bitcoin to a trillion-dollar market capitalization are likely to be institutional investors. In an interview with Bloomberg, Novograz said:
“Maybe one of the fearless pension funds, one of the market leaders, will say:“ you know what? We have custodial services, Goldman Sachs participates, Bloomberg has an index by which I can track results. ” And they will buy. Following them, others will also start shopping. There will be a similar FOMO, which we have already seen among retail investors, only at the institutional level. ”
The imminent arrival of institutional investors to the cryptocurrency market was mentioned as early as 2017. According to a survey conducted by TRADE Crypto in partnership with BitGo, 94% of the 150 surveyed endowments in the US have already invested in the cryptocurrency market.
Morgan Creek Digital, the first US pension fund that invested in cryptocurrency, said that 66% of investments in cryystocurrency products of Grayscale come from institutional investors .