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2020: The year Bitcoin reaches a million dollars

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Earlier this year, John McAfee, the world’s pioneer in digital security, famously (and controversially) predicted Bitcoin’s price to reach a million USD per token by the end of 2020. This forecast looks very dubious at a time in which Bitcoin is struggling to stay over 5,000 USD, let alone 10,000. So how can you make sense of this in the current crypto climate? Let’s try and find out.

In this article, we will take the million dollar predictions seriously, look at current and past data and explain to you why it’s actually possible for BTC to reach the million dollar mark, even if it doesn’t look very probable as things stand right now.

The token’s growth would need to be small but exponential for it to reach the million mark by December 2020. More specifically, it should grow at 0.048% daily. The thing is: Bitcoin has had that kind of growth for most of its existence.

We’ll take this May as a reference point. On that month, the price was at $9,000, and at that moment the prediction curved fitted perfectly with the coin’s market performance. And before May the actual price outperformed the exponential prediction curve seriously. Then it started to go down, and it’s been way away from the expectations ever since.

For BTC to be back on track with McAfee prediction, it should be at $35,000 in three months, and break the $100,000 barrier by next September. It doesn’t look like the most plausible way for the market to develop. But let’s remember the past.

There was a time in which it seemed impossible for Bitcoin to reach the value of a single dollar. But it happened. Then the new psychological mark became 10.00 USD, and it also happened.

Then in time, it reached 100, 1000, 10,000 and got as high as 17,000. Each of those prices was considered to be an impossible milestone at some point in the past, and they all happened anyway. And the same thing happened every time: every Bitcoin aficionado ended up wishing they would have entered the market earlier.

Bitcoin has shown tremendous resilience. It’s had four serious bear runs over the last ten years, and it’s come back with a vengeance reaching unsuspected heights every time.

You also have to take into account that the crypto market is still in diapers. It’s yet to mature. Adoption in the mainstream is happening all over the world but it’s not high enough for the market to respond to real-world usability and economic principles, but it’s still driven by speculative pressure. This will happen as the market matures and it will change the game not only for Bitcoin but everybody as it will drive demand and market value up.

So, will BTC surpass the million mark by December 2020? We think it will. But we are not your financial advisors, so you should do your own research and homework so you can decide correctly if this is a good time to enter the market or hodl Bitcoins you already own. Just remember that this is a market in which the rational and patient players will win big, and speculators that take gut decisions will lose heavily. Which kind would you like to be?

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

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One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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