The coming year is just around the corner. After the new decade was a complete success, at least from the perspective of the largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC), the question is what will happen next year. Will Bitcoin see new highs in 2021 and what events will go down as milestones in Bitcoin history?
In a report published last week by Wells Fargo, a major US bank, John LaForge, who is the bank’s lead for asset strategy, said: “Over the past 12 years, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have risen from nothing and now have a market capitalization of $560 billion.”
Find more details about the future of Bitcoin and read the latest financial headlines with the Born2Invest mobile app.
Will 2021 be the year of cryptocurrencies?
John LaForge talks about both the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies in the Wells Fargo Report. At the same time, his basic tenor is optimistic and directed towards the future.
In his opinion, we are long past the moment when it was still said that cryptocurrencies were a fad. Especially in 2021, he said, people should focus on digital assets. Factors such as sovereign central bank currencies (CBDCs) also play a role in the ongoing digitization of our currencies.
From a bitcoin price perspective, LaForge came to a bullish conclusion. Thus, he said:
“Bitcoin saw a 170% increase this year after already rising 90% in 2019. Investing in cryptocurrencies is a bit like life during the “gold rushes” in the 1850s. Here, people often speculated a bit more than they invested.”
Still, he said, investing in cryptocurrencies is not generally speculation. On the contrary, LaForge gives the justified indication that this year, in addition to classic private investors, in particular large players such as MicroStrategy, PayPal, Square, as well as a large number of hedge funds have entered the Bitcoin trade.
Bitcoin: symbiosis of modern and ancient finance
Pierce Crosby gives a similar and interesting perspective on 2021. Crosby works as a “general manager” for the all-knowing website and company TradingView.
“2021 will mainly revolve around continuous improvement and the ongoing dovetailing of the traditional financial market with the crypto market.”
In his opinion, this would result in a bullish case for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Companies like Square or PayPal impressively show that the interest of retail investors in cryptocurrencies is far from saturated, he said. Furthermore, there are many attractive use cases for Bitcoin and Co.
Increasing adoption, in turn, is also reflected in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, in his opinion. But despite BTC’s strong performance, Crosby sees another winner in 2020:
“Bitcoin volatility has been high this year and performance has also been strong. But it’s impossible to top what happened in this year’s DeFi Summer.”
Crosby also counts Ethereum (ETH), which is up nearly 300%, as one of the big winners of 2020. The rising interest in decentralized financial instruments has helped both DeFi itself and Ethereum tremendously.
From a trading perspective, the focus this year has been on generating returns through yield farming and similar products.
Finally, he concluded that we have seen a variety of applications of Bitcoin and Co this year. He expects that this was just the beginning and will continue more strongly in the coming years.
Accordingly, a prosperous 2021 is probably ahead for Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies!
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
First published in CRYPTO MONDAY, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.
Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.
The TopRanked.io Weekly Digest: What’s Hot in Affiliate Marketing [uMobix Affiliate Program Review]
This week, we're covering everything from hustle culture to spying on kids, making this affiliate digest look like it has...
Stanford University Returns Millions from FTX
Between November 2021 and May 2022, Bankman directed donations of more than €5.5 million from FTX Group to Stanford University....
Biova Project Launched an Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Mamacrowd
Biova Project makes deals with players in large-scale distribution and production to recover, store, and transform unsold food, or food...
Novo Nordisk Plans to Open a Tech Headquarters in Spain
Novo Nordisk increased its profit by 42.5% in the first half of 2023, reaching 39,242 million Danish crowns (€5.26 million)....
Immorente Invest Maintains its Financial Stability
Although the occupancy rate has fallen from 92% to 90.2% compared with the end of 2022, the company expects this...
Biotech1 week ago
Asabys Partners Leads a €14 Million Round in Gradient Denervation
Markets2 weeks ago
Markets Are Looking Iffy, but That’s Seasonal
Biotech5 days ago
Vertex Obtains EMA Validation to Expand Indications for Kaftrio
Crowdfunding2 weeks ago
58 Crowdinvesting Platforms Authorized Under the New Regulation in Europe