Scott Minerd: bitcoin could go up to $ 600,000
Scott Minerd, investment director of Guggenheim Partners, said that Bitcoin could rise to $ 600,000, but he does not rule out the possibility of a 50% correction of BTC in the near future.
According to one of the heads of Guggenheim Partners Scott Minerd (Scott Minerd), the price of bitcoin can reach $ 600,000, the company's investment director said in an interview with CNN. He said:
“We have done a lot of fundamental research. If we consider the supply of bitcoin in relation to, say, the supply of gold in the world, and what is its total value, then if BTC aimed at such numbers, it would be possible to predict its price of $ 400,000- $ 600,000. "
While Minerd is unsure if Bitcoin can ultimately achieve the aforementioned goal, he believes the first cryptocurrency has "plenty of room for growth."
Recall that in November, Guggenheim Partners filed an application with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the allocation of more than $ 500 million from the Macro Opportunities fund to invest in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.
The approval of the application came into effect on January 31st, which means that the firm can now access the new asset. Minerd said that BTC had been on Guggenheim's radar for almost a decade, but its market capitalization was not large enough to "justify" institutional investment.
“We've been studying Bitcoin for almost a decade, and the market size wasn't big enough to justify institutional investment. As the total market capitalization of BTC increased, at about $ 10,000 per coin, it started to look very interesting to us. "
Nonetheless, Minerd continues to adhere to his previous view that institutional support is not strong enough to keep BTC above its current level. According to the investment director, the price of bitcoin has accelerated a lot, and he "won't be surprised" to see a 50% correction:
“Considering that during the month we went up from $ 20,000 to $ 40,000 per BTC, this is the maximum short-term speculation.”
Minerd also commented on Elon Musk's recent statement that cryptocurrencies may “become more important” for the global economy:
“Cryptocurrency has entered the realm of respectability and will continue to gain in importance in the global economy,” he said.
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