Bitcoin is currently on a historic run above the $10,000 milestone – as we can see on cryptocurrency data platform CoinCheckup, BTC recently hit a new all-time high at just under $20,000, and there is no shortage of bullish sentiment in the cryptocurrency markets. Alternative crypto assets like Tron have also benefited significantly thanks to the Bitcoin rally.
Even though nobody can say for sure what will happen in 2021, many experts agree that it could be an amazing year for the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Let’s check out 5 Bitcoin price predictions for 2021 to get a better idea of where analysts and notable crypto community members are placing their targets.
Bloomberg analysts say $50,000 could be a good target for Bitcoin in 2021
Financial media and data company Bloomberg recently published a report analyzing the current outlook for the cryptocurrency market. According to the analysts, Bitcoin is likely to »maintain its propensity to advance in price into 2021«, and could rise all the way to $50,000. The report noted that 2020 has been a crucial year for the mainstream adoption of Bitcoin, and helped establish $10,000 as a key support level for BTC. The analysts also stated that the macroeconomic environment is favorable for Bitcoin. If BTC does indeed reach a $50,000 price tag, its market capitalization will be around $1 trillion.
Raoul Pal – Bitcoin could reach as high as $250,000 in a year
Raoul Pal is a macro investor who previously worked as an executive at investment banking giant Goldman Sachs. Pal, who currently runs Real Vision, says that Bitcoin has the potential to appreciate to a whopping $250,000 per coin in 2021. In an interview, Pal said such a price target is made possible by the massive sums of money that are currently entering the BTC markets thanks to institutional investors. Pal noted a significant imbalance between supply and demand in the Bitcoin market, and saying that the devaluation of fiat currencies caused by monetary stimulus will result in even more investors choosing to park their money in Bitcoin.
Willy Woo – $200,000 is a »conservative« target for Bitcoin in 2021
Willy Woo is a Bitcoin investor and on-chain analyst known for his fascinating models and charts that implement data sourced directly from the Bitcoin blockchain. In a Twitter thread summarizing his thoughts on what we can expect from Bitcoin in 2021, Woo noted:
»My Top Model suggesting $200k per BTC by end of 2021 looks conservative, $300k not out of the question. The current market on average paid $7456 for their coins. You all are geniuses.«
Woo also pointed out a decrease in BTC balances held on cryptocurrency exchanges as another bullish factor. He pointed out that this trend is currently much stronger than what we saw during the 2017 cryptocurrency market cycle
Mike Novogratz – Bitcoin will hit $55,000 – $60,000 by end of 2021
Mike Novogratz is a Wall Street veteran who has made a huge pivot into cryptocurrency and is now known as one of the most influential cryptocurrency investors. According to Novogratz, Bitcoin is poised to reach between $55,000 and $60,000 in 2021, and the rally will be driven by institutional investors and the macroeconomic environment plagued by accelerated money printing.
Anthony Pompliano – Bitcoin can reach up to $250,000 in 2021
Anthony Pompliano is a cryptocurrency investor at Morgan Creek Digital, and has one of the strongest social media presences in the cryptocurrency community. In one of his newsletters, Pompliano stated that the Bitcoin price could reach $250,000 in 2021, which would be the »bull case«. He also described a more conservative »base case«, in which Bitcoin hits $100,000 during the next year. As with most other Bitcoin investors, Pompliano cites the unprecedented macroeconomic environment as being fertile ground for further Bitcoin gains. According to Pompliano, it’s far from too late to invest in Bitcoin despite the fact that BTC has already displayed incredible gains in its decade-long history:
“Many investors will look at the historical price increase of the digital asset and believe they “missed it.” That could not be further from the truth in my opinion. I believe we are at the start of another boom cycle in Bitcoin, which is likely to drive us 10-20x higher in the 15-month window.”
While many of the price targets we covered in the article may seem overly ambitious, Bitcoin has a long history of exceeding expectations. Do you think it’s likely for Bitcoin to reach $100,000 and above or do you have more conservative expectations of what 2021 will bring for the BTC markets?