Can Bitcoin Be Worth $50,000 This Year?

January 19, 2018

Despite all the volatility we’ve seen in Bitcoin recently, one hedge fund manager says the cryptocurrency could reach $50,000 this year.

“There will be constant 30 percent corrections which I think are healthy for the market,” Anthony Pompliano, Managing Partner at Full Tilt Capital, told Cheddar. “As the market progresses, there are only going to be so many coins that are created, so the supply and demand of the industry is really going to drive that price up.”

Bitcoin prices are up more than 1,000 percent from a year ago, but it’s recently pulled back more than 40 percent from all-time highs near $20,000. On Friday it traded around $11,500.

But Pompliano says a crash could actually help build an infrastructure for the industry. He likens it to the dotcom bubble burst, which ultimately laid the groundwork for companies such as Amazon and Google.

“I think that’s going to happen here in crypto,” he said. “There’s going to be a bunch of scams, there’s going to be a lot people who get caught up with the tightening of regulations. But we’re also going to get a lot of sustainable technologies that come out of this that form the basis of the next 10, 20 years of the technology sector.”

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