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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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3 Cryptocurrencies Most Likely to Follow Bitcoin’s Performance

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For more than a year, the cryptocurrency market has been dominated by bearish influence, with most coins seeing constant drops, or stagnation, at best. This all changed in the past few months, starting with Bitcoin which once again started leading the market up, bringing one minor rally after another.

BTC itself experienced massive losses in 2018, with its price going down by around 84%. Most other coins among the top 10 mirrored its performance, and some of them experienced even greater losses. However, now that Bitcoin sees gains again, these cryptocurrencies are still following its example, and many of them have seen massive breakouts. Some of the more notable altcoins that followed Bitcoin’s recent example are Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Cardano (ADA).

Ethereum performance mirroring Bitcoin’s price

As mentioned, Bitcoin led every rally so far, but before it did, its price first went through what is known as an ascending triangle pattern. The pattern held for around five months, which is exceptionally long for the crypto world. However, once the pattern was finally broken — the coin’s price skyrocketed, more than doubling itself within only two months.

One thing to note is that Ethereum performed in pretty much the same fashion. After five months of struggle and confusion for investors, the second largest cryptocurrency also managed to break the pattern and skyrocket as well. It…

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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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The New Rally Has Arrived: Crypto Market Cap Goes up by $24 Billion Within a Day

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The crypto market’s recovery progresses further, and at a rapid pace, at that. Bitcoin has just surpassed the $8,000 mark, which is the first time its price has been that high since July of last year. In addition, the entire crypto market is making billions within hours.

Bitcoin (BTC) sees another serious surge

In the past 24 hours, the total crypto market cap has gone up by around $24 billion. Meanwhile, BTC price has grown by $1,000 within the same period, as the largest coin traded barely above $7,000 on early Monday. At the time of writing, the coin’s price sits at $8.014.31, with a 14% growth in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the BTC market cap has gone up to $141.85 billion, and even the coin’s trading volume surged to over $31 billion.

While many are wondering whether this is a return to the massive heights seen back in 2017 or only a temporary surge which will soon see a correction — no signs of an upcoming decline have been noticed as of yet. In fact, new heights were made and then exceeded multiple times in the past week, with a massive 33% gain during that time. And, with Bitcoin’s dominance at 60%, many are expecting that massive altcoin surges are to be expected as well.

The growth of altcoins can already be seen, as Bitcoin

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