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Pundits Queuing Up To Predict The Fabled $1 Million Dollar Bitcoin

Matthew Tompkins | Nov 29, 2017 | 18:45

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Pundits Queuing Up To Predict The Fabled $1 Million Dollar Bitcoin

Matthew Tompkins | Nov 29, 2017 | 18:45


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Pundits including self-help guru and former hedge fund manager James Altucher and MGT Capital Investments CEO John McAfee are already predicting the fabled $1 million dollar Bitcoin as soon as 2020.


Self Help Guru, hedge fund manager, and top LinkedIn influencer James Altucher spoke to CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”¬†predicting that Bitcoin could easily get to a $1 million valuation by 2020:

I’ll say $1 million by 2020, as well, easily. There’s 15 million millionaires around the world. All their financial advisors are going to say, ‘Hey, buy a bitcoin. You need some exposure.

Wences Casares’ Prediction

Xapo CEO Wences Casares

Xapo CEO Wences Casares, who is also a member of PayPal’s board of directors, joins an elite few who are bold enough to make claims on the still further potential gains of the world’s best-known cryptocurrency. Casares made his claim earlier this year at the Consensus 2017 event, where he advised attendees to invest 1% of their wealth in the currency and forget about it for 10 years.

It is potentially a winning strategy, with a realistic outlook in regards to initial outlay that’s not hard to fault especially if his bullish prediction of $1 million USD is realized.

John McAfee on Bitcoin

MGT Capital Investments CEO and anti-virus pioneer John McAfee has long been a vocal proponent of Bitcoin – and cryptocurrency as a whole. His comments have ranged from the insightful to the controversial to the downright weird.

McAfee, who had once predicted that Bitcoin would reach $500,000 by 2020 or he would “eat [his] own dick on national TV” amended his original estimate saying that his original prediction model didn’t account for this year’s unprecedented growth. Based on current prices and, presumably, a new model, he too backs the $1 million by 2020 claim:

This kind of bullish sentiment is really flying in the face of those decrying Bitcoin as a bubble. While the currency has always been volatile, accusations of a Bitcoin bubble have yet to bear fruit. That hasn’t stopped experts from making that claim, however, including Nobel-prize winning economists¬†Joseph Stiglitz and¬†Robert Schiller who both have identified Bitcoin is in a bubble.

How do you feel about predictions for Bitcoin reaching as much as $1 million? Is it too much to dream, or far too conservative? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Images courtesy of Xapo, Pexels, Reuters/Jim Urquhart


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