The Bitcoin price is up by almost 40 percent since the start of this year which means it outperformed S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100. In the coming altcoin news, we take a look closer look at the price analysis.
Despite dropping by 80 percent since its all-time high in 2018, Bitcoin had some solid months since the start of this year. These movements show that the number one cryptocurrency gains momentum.
Back in 2017, Bitcoin was worth less than $1,000. Since then, Bitcoin is increased by more than 400 percent in just two years. The number one cryptocurrency has managed to surpass Nasdaq yet again. In March, the CEO of Xapo, Wences Casares explained:
‘’I suggest that a $10 million portfolio should invest at most $100,000 in Bitcoin (up to 1% but not more as the risk of losing this investment is high). If Bitcoin fails, this portfolio will lose at most $100,000 or 1% of its value over 3 to 5 years, which most portfolios can bear. But if Bitcoin succeeds, in 7 to 10 years those $100,000 may be worth more than $25 million, more than twice the value of the entire initial portfolio.’’
Over the years, the overall performance of bitcoin was overshadowed by the strong bull run in 2017, bitcoin still did relatively well against other assets. The currency managed to reach $20,000 and later crashed but still did well compared to others. The entire crypto market is now at a stage of early adoption.
Many financial institutions such as ICE and Fidelity are just starting to commit more to the crypto market by launching custodial solutions. New York Stock Exchange chairman Jeff Sprecher noted:
‘’Somehow bitcoin has lived in a swamp and survived. There are thousands of other tokens that you could argue are better but yet bitcoin continues to survive, thrive and attract attention.’’
The long-term performance of bitcoin seems to be positive since the entire market is going strong in a positive direction. Companies such as Bitwise, Coinbase, and Gemini are leading the industry and fighting against fake volume.
In the short-term, traders have a positive stance for the price trend of bitcoin. For more analysis, stay tuned with one of the best cryptocurrency news sites.
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