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Bitcoin notched its latest all-time high of the year last month when it went over $68,000 for the first time. By early December, it had dropped back below $46,000.
This latest high point is a huge increase for Bitcoin’s price after starting the year below $30,000 in January. Its price fluctuates wildly by the day and even by the minute. Bitcoin’s price has ranged from below $46,000 to above $58,000 this month. It hasn’t cracked $50,000 since Sunday, and at its lowest this week has been below $46,000.
Despite the volatility, many experts say Bitcoin is on its way to passing the $100,000 mark, though with varying opinions on exactly when that will happen. The volatility is nothing new, and is a big reason experts say new crypto investors should be extremely cautious when allocating part of their portfolio to cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin has shown as steady a rise in value over the years as any other cryptocurrency on the market. It’s only reasonable for Bitcoin investors to be curious about how high it can ultimately go.
Unfortunately, Bitcoin’s price is extremely difficult to predict and even more susceptible to market factors than more established asset classes. But we decided to ask some experts for their best guesses anyway. Here’s what they said:
Bitcoin Price Predictions
Conservative predictions of Bitcoin say the cryptocurrency will reach $100,000 by 2023.
Some experts are more bullish. “The most knowledgeable educators in the space are predicting $100,000 Bitcoin in Q1 2022 or sooner,” says Kate Waltman, a New York-based certified public accountant who specializes in crypto.
Others are hesitant to predict a number and a date, but rather point to the trend of increasing value over time. Investors should expect a “pretty sustainable” rise in Bitcoin’s long-term value driven by organic market movement, with the $100,000 threshold in near-sight, predicted Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro at Fidelity Investments, last month.
“What I expect from Bitcoin is volatility [in the] short-term and growth [in the] long-term,” says Kiana Danial, founder of Invest Diva and author of “Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies.”
Unsurprisingly, you’ll find widely varying opinions and predictions on how high Bitcoin can go (and when) from well-known crypto investors, evangelists, and public commentators. Here are some more predictions we found, ranked from low to high over the next year:
- Point of View: Bitcoin investor and founder of crypto research and media company Token Metrics
- Prediction: $75,000 by the end of 2021</…….