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Microstrategy CEO Discusses Bitcoin Becoming $100 Trillion Asset Class — Says BTC Will Grow 100X

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The CEO of Microstrategy says that bitcoin will emerge as a $100 trillion asset class and will grow 100X from where it is today. He said the cryptocurrency is winning against gold as a store of value and he is not worried about regulation. “I’m not at all troubled with the regulations that’s going on right now.”

‘Bitcoin Is Winning, Gold Is Losing’ as Store of Value

Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor talked about the future outlook for bitcoin in an interview with CNBC Friday. He discussed the institutional adoption of bitcoin, crypto regulation, market volatility, gold versus bitcoin, and BTC as the world’s dominant digital asset and safe-haven investment.

His company currently hodls 114,042 BTC. He was asked whether he is going to keep stacking bitcoin at the current price or wait for a further pullback. He replied: “We are going to keep stacking forever.”

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On the topic of bitcoin vs. gold, Saylor was asked whether he thinks “bitcoin has replaced, or will replace, or is in the process of replacing gold as the store of value for most investors.” Noting the advantages of bitcoin over gold, such as the ease of transfer the low storage cost, he said:

It’s pretty clear that bitcoin is winning, gold is losing … and it’s going to continue … It’s pretty clear digital gold is going to replace gold this decade.

Regarding regulation, including the controversial crypto provision in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, Saylor said, “I’m not at all troubled with the regulations that’s going on right now.”

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He explained, “The safe haven for institutions is to use bitcoin as a store of value,” emphasizing that “Bitcoin is the only ethical, technical, and legal safe haven in the entire crypto ecosystem.”

The pro-bitcoin Microstrategy boss noted that the crypto regulation that is being discussed in Washington will “have an impact on security tokens, defi [decentralized finance] exchanges, crypto exchanges, all the other use cases of crypto that are not bitcoin.”

‘Unstoppable’ — Bitcoin to Become $100 Trillion Asset Class, a 100X Increase

Saylor was also asked what he expects in terms of a realistic price target for bitcoin and whether he sees BTC being worth $1 million a coin someday. He replied that if bitcoin doubles every year, then:

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At the end of the decade it will have flipped gold, and then it will flip monetary indexes, a little bit of bonds, a little bit of real estate, a little bit of equity, and emerge as a $100 trillion asset class. So, 100X of where it is right now.

He continued: “When we get there, it will be 5% to 7% of the worldwide economy. The U.S. dollar will probably replace 150 currencies. Maybe there will only be 2 to 3 left. There might be the euro, the CNY, and the dollar. Everything else is probably going to disappear. And then bitcoin will be the world’s monetary index. If you simply want to keep your money, and you don’t want to express a credit sentiment, or an equity sentiment, or some property or real estate sentiment.”

Lastly, Saylor was asked how countries will react to the scenario he described and whether bitcoin is unstoppable or whether getting to the point he described will depend on governments. He affirmed:

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I think bitcoin is unstoppable as digital property.

He proceeded to explain that there will be three classes of countries. The communist countries, such as North Korea, “will not give you property rights” and “will not let you own anything,” he described, adding that “They will probably ban it.”

The second category comprises countries with weak currencies. They “will have capital controls. They will let you own it but they don’t want you to exchange it or trade it,” Saylor noted. He then pointed out: “It’s not illegal to own bitcoin in China. They just don’t want you to move billions of dollars out of their economy.”

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The third category comprises western nations that have strong currencies, like the U.S. dollar. “Of course, it’s going to be deemed property,” Saylor said. “You will pay capital gains tax when you sell it.”

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Bitcoin Doesn’t Work as a Form of Payment, According to Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky – Here’s Why

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The CEO of crypto lending platform Celsius does not think that Bitcoin (BTC) has the correct properties to become a suitable payment option. 

In a new interview on Coin Stories, Alex Mashinsky offers a contrasting picture between the qualities of the US dollar and the leading cryptocurrency. 

“I’d much rather be in a scenario where the dollar remains as the reserve currency but Bitcoin continues to do very well…

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The dollar is a phenomenal form of payment. It’s a horrible store of value and Bitcoin is a phenomenal store value, but it’s a pretty bad form of payment.”

Mashinsky highlights that it is not a great idea to use Bitcoin to pay for goods and services as he says that people who have done so in the past often regret making the transaction. 

“If you fell for Elon Musk’s deal where he gave you a Tesla for two or three Bitcoins, obviously you hate driving that Tesla because you would in a second go back and take those three Bitcoins and return the Tesla, which lost value during the same period of time. 

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Anything you bought with Bitcoin in the last 10 years, you rather have the Bitcoin back and would have paid in US dollars. That’s really the crux of the matter that you cannot use it as a form of payment or cannot use it in a way that makes you happy about the transaction.”

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Is Bitcoin Officially in Bear Territory? Crypto Analyst Michaël van de Poppe Analyzes State of BTC After Deep Pullback

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A widely followed crypto strategist and trader is looking at the state of Bitcoin to determine whether the largest crypto asset by market cap has crossed bear territory.

Hours before the deep crypto pullback, analyst Michaël van de Poppe told his 518,000 Twitter followers that he was expecting Bitcoin to correct hard and leave an impression that the bull market is over.

“The scenario is very simple.

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  • People expected a peak bull run in December. Not happening.
  • Let the market correct due to that.
  • People will expect a bear market at the low (approx. $47,000-$50,000).
  • Moon the markets and leave everyone behind.

Supercycle.”

With Bitcoin trading below $50,000, Van de Poppe says BTC is still in a bull market and highlights that he believes the correction is now over.

“Overall, this should be the low of a standard 30-40% correction in the markets.

However, corrections are super wicky the past few years in Bitcoin as there’s such a massive amount of leverage in the markets.

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Through that, we overshoot.

But all good, should be done now.”

Looking at the charts, Van de Poppe says there’s a decent chance that Bitcoin will launch a V-shaped reversal or a sharp rally where BTC revisits its all-time high around $69,000 by early next year.

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“Rounding off the day with this chart on Bitcoin.

I think that the chances for a V-shape recovery are there.

We’ll see coming week how it unfolds, but these bounces are significant and good.”

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Source: Van de Poppe/Twitter

Bitcoin is exchanging hands at $48,994, down over 7% in the last 24 hours.

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This Bitcoin fractal predicted the fall, but here’s the next price target

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Bitcoin, along with the larger crypto-market, dropped the ball after the most recent price fall had echoes of 19 May’s crash. With BTC shedding 25% of its value in a matter of a few hours, the market seemed to reset to its September-end levels. While it was trading around the $49k-mark at press time, for a brief moment, it did tread close to $42,000 too.

The aforementioned price fall led to a mass wipeout, giving way to over $2.5 billion liquidations across the market. Ergo, the question – Does the macro bullish outlook for Bitcoin remain intact? 

The dip was overdue 

On the daily chart, Bitcoin’s price had been in a falling wedge structure since the 16 November crash. Looking at the larger structure for the past month, it can be argued that the latest crash to the $42k level was overdue.

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On zooming out, a look at BTC’s weekly chart highlighted how after the 4 December crash, the price broke the MA 50 trend-line. 

Source: TradingShot

During the previous major corrections too, the price had broken below this level in May and then again, in late June. However, it has always managed to hold it.

In fact, this level has acted as a support for the +100% rally from July to November. Thus, as long as the weekly closes above or at least around the 1W MA50, BTCUSD has a legitimate probability of forming support there and starting a new rally.

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Interestingly, an RSI fractal seemed also to be in play here. As noted in the chart above, a similar RSI structure was seen from mid-2019 to early 2020, as seen from early 2021 to the time of writing. The key catalyst in both cases was the sell-off due to COVID fears.

However, this crash was more of a combination of multiple factors like the panic among retail investors, tech market crash, over-leveraged crypto-markets, high Open Interest, positive funding rate, and so on. 

So, what’s next?

For now, while the price has rebounded, another fall to the lower $40k-level cannot be discarded.

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However, BTC’s two main utility indicators continue to rise – A good signal. BTC’s token circulation and its daily active addresses, at press time, sat at a 6-month high. In fact, they seemed likely to continue their uptrend too. 

Source: Sanbase

Furthermore, the estimated leverage ratio dropped by 22% in just one day. This was last seen in September when the price dropped by 24% and touched $40k.

In case a similar rally follows and BTC’s price makes a similar structure, the next minimum target of $75k for Bitcoin towards the end of January 2022 can be expected. 

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Source: CryptoQuant

At the time of writing, the biggest takeaway as BTC’s price rebounded from its lower levels seemed to be that the market dynamics have been looking very different than previous cycles.

Even though volatility was still high, the market seemed to move from FOMO-induced price tops and sell-offs to more mature and sustainable growth while flushing leverage. Nonetheless, with the price structure still tilting towards bearish, despite the bounce, it would be best to be cautious.

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