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Bitcoin Can Absolutely Go to ’ Mid Six Figures’ in Next Few Years, Predicts Analyst

In a recent analysis shared on social media platform X, a popular crypto analyst known as “ecoinometrics” offered an intriguing forecast for Bitcoin’s price following its current (fourth) halving event, which occurred on 20 April 2024.

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— Rizzo (@pete_rizzo_) April 20, 2024

Understanding this prediction requires some background on key concepts related to Bitcoin’s economic model.

Bitcoin Halving Explained: Bitcoin halving is a significant event that occurs approximately every four years, where the reward for mining new blocks is halved, meaning miners receive 50% fewer bitcoins for verifying transactions. This mechanism is part of Bitcoin’s design to introduce new bitcoins into circulation at a controlled, decelerating rate, ultimately capping the supply at 21 million coins. Halvings tend to have a profound impact on Bitcoin’s price due to the reduced rate at which new coins enter the market, potentially leading to higher prices if demand remains strong.

Price Predictions for the 4th Cycle: According to ecoinmetrics, the price range for Bitcoin in this new halving cycle could be quite broad:

  • Lower Bound: Approximately $140,000
  • Upper Bound: Could soar as high as $4,500,000

These figures are speculative and hinge on Bitcoin following a growth trajectory similar to its performance in past halving cycles.

Realistic Views on Growth: Ecoinmetrics points out that while some observers expect diminishing returns for Bitcoin as it matures, similar to other large assets, this isn’t a guaranteed outcome. By comparing Bitcoin to megacap technology stocks, which often maintain robust growth despite their large market size, ecoinmetrics suggests that Bitcoin could similarly defy the typical expectations of diminishing returns.

Skepticism and Possibility: Despite offering an optimistic view of Bitcoin’s potential to reach an upper limit of around $4.5 million, ecoinmetrics remains skeptical about achieving this level in the near term. However, they see reaching mid-six-figure prices is seen as a plausible scenario within the current halving cycle.

At the time of writing (8:55 p.m. UTC on 21 April 2024), Bitcoin is trading at around $64,584, down 0.2% in the past 24-hour period.

Source: TradingView

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