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Bitcoin’s Bullish Rally: Are Predictions of 20-50x Price Increase Now More Realistic?

  • Jack Thomas
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    As Bitcoin has started to rise again so have the populist notions of massive price expansion, so can BTC grow 20-50x in five years?

Bitcoin’s Bullish Rally: Are Predictions of 20-50x Price Increase Now More Realistic?
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It is not too surprising that through the majority of 2018, when Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market were deeply in a bearish trend, there were not too many outlandish predictions about where this market could be in a few short years.

However, now, with the sentiment shifting and Bitcoin back to climbing the price brackets, the predictions are once again coming out and being spoken about with much reverence. There have been predictions of Bitcoin to $1 million at the end of this year, but there are more plausible ones.

One of the cryptocurrency market’s more outspoken believers, Morgan Creek co-founder, Anthony Pompliano, has tweeted that Bitcoin has a “realistic chance of a 20-50x increase over a 5 year period”. Is it possible, or is he being too optimistic?

Big calls

Pompliano made mention of how Bitcoin’s market cap sits just under $1 trillion, and yet, he can still see that cap growing to be as big as $50 trillion in just five years.

It sounds outlandish to see Bitcoin at between $100,000 and $250,000 by 2024 with this massive market cap, especially for a currency that was created from essentially nothing but maths. However, with the increased interest in Blockchain by enterprises and institutions and the popularity returning to Bitcoin, it is not such a stretch.

A $50 trillion market cap based on something that is being subbed as important as the internet and a driver for the fourth industrial revolution is highly undervalued, however, the sticking point may be the time.

Steady growth

Bitcoin took eight years to be valued at $1,000 until a parabolic move sent it to $20,000. It’s growth towards $250,000 should be, and needs to be, slower than the last rally for its own sustainability.

Thus, Pompliano calling this possibility in five years may be a little ambitious, but there is every chance that this could occur over the next 10-30 years, and if that was the case, there’s a bigger chance of cryptocurrencies surviving and being integrated in mass adoption.

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Jack Thomas is a journalist from Australia who has had a long career writing about finance and technology. He has combined his enthusiasm for these two subjects and applied his writing to covering blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the past few years.

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You Can Now Pay with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin on Amazon

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    A new browser extension allows making payments on Amazon with the help of top cryptocurrencies

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Amazon users can now buy goods with Bitcoin via the Lightning Network because of a new startup called "Moon."

According to TechCrunch, the company with a flashy name has just released a browser extension that will allow making payments on the biggest e-commerce platform. 

You can use any Bitcoin wallet with the Lightning Network support in order to make instantaneous transactions. For instance, Electrum, one of the most widely used Bitcoin wallets, now supports the popular off-chain scaling solution. 

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Another option is to link the extension to your Coinbase account and make a payment with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin while leveraging the API of the number one cryptocurrency exchange in the US. 

While Overstock.com, Newegg and some other major retailers have already embraced crypto, Amazon is yet to move in this direction. Moon makes the magic happen by converting crypto to fiat without charging additional fees. 

As of now, the service is only available in the US, but Moon soon plans to expand to other countries.     

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Back in May, U.Today reported how Flexa's payment app Spedn allowed Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel, and other brick-and-mortar retailers to accept crypto payments.   

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