The total crypto market capitalization reached the important milestone of $2 trillion on April 5. As cryptocurrencies increase in value, they are likely to attract further investments from institutional investors because they can no longer afford to neglect it.
Less than three months ago, the crypto market had reached the $1 trillion in market cap for the first time ever. This rate of growth shows that investors are hugely bullish on the potential of the sector and the ones who delay their investment decisions may have to enter at much higher levels.
Ark Invest founder and CEO Cathie Wood is well known for identifying disruptive technologies and the firm is backing Bitcoin (BTC) to do just that. Yassine Elmandjra, a crypto asset analyst at Ark, said Bitcoin was “100 times better” than gold, hence he believes Bitcoin will rise 10-fold from the current market capitalization of $1 trillion to match gold’s $10-trillion market cap.
For Bitcoin to continue its northward journey, the institutions will have to continue pumping money into it. Purpose Bitcoin ETF, Canada’s first licensed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) launched two months ago and currently, it holds 16,462 BTC.
If a Bitcoin ETF gets the approval of the regulators in the United States, it could attract huge investments, dwarfing the inflows into the Purpose Bitcoin ETF.
The crypto story has widened beyond Bitcoin. Data from business analytics firm CB Insights showed crypto and blockchain technology-focused startups received $2.6 billion in funding in Q1 2021. This is way above the total funding of $2.3 billion received in 2020, indicating the growing interest in the sector.
So the question on the minds of most investors is whether or not the crypto market will be able to sustain its current momentum. Let’s analyze the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.