For a number of years now bitcoiners have predicted that the price of bitcoin will surpass its all-time high from 2017 and many believe it will rise to the $100k or six-digit price range. This week bitcoin enthusiasts discussed the possibility of the crypto asset reaching $100k at great length.
In mid-December 2017, the price of bitcoin (BTC) touched an all-time high (ATH) of $19,600 per coin. Today, BTC is 45.81% lower than the 2017 ATH but a number of bitcoiners believe that the crypto asset will surpass that price range. For instance, at the 2020 Virtual Blockchain Week event, the well known venture capitalist Tim Draper said he believes the price of BTC will touch $250k by 2022 or early 2023.
Mark Yusko the CEO of Morgan Creek said he thinks BTC will reach $100k. Other influencers who believe $100k per BTC is attainable include Blockfyre’s Simon Dedic, Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson, and Morgan Creek’s Anthony (Pomp) Pompliano.
This week a great number of average folks leveraging the Reddit forum also discussed the possibility of BTC reaching $100k. The Reddit post called “How many people here think 100k is happening at any point?” was a topical discussion on Sunday and hundreds of people commented.
A deep scan into the thread shows that a great majority of bitcoiners think that $100k is destined to happen. Although, there were a fraction of individuals who did not think BTCcould reach the six-digit zone.
“I think it is inevitable at some point,” explainedthe top comment on Sunday’s post. “Yep, definitely inevitable. It’s just a question of how much time it’ll take,” an individual responded to the top comment. One person remarked that BTC has a better chance of touching six-digits than going to zero.
“It’s not inevitable, but I do think it will happen,” the Redditor wrote. “I think if it doesn’t go to $100k, it will be near worthless within 5-10 years and that means something else did finally take over. IMHO, it has a better chance of going to $100k than worthless, but I always factor in that chance.”
A number of other individuals gave reasons to why they think that the crypto asset could reach this psychological price range. A few people compared BTC to the likes of gold and said that the crypto asset will mimic the precious metal’s store of value benefits.
“Just look at the market cap for gold in the trillions, around $9 trillion,” the individual stressed. “If BTC hit the same market cap that would mean about $485k per currently circulating bitcoin. That’s just using this year’s numbers. and not counting for lost BTC.”
The subreddit r/bitcoin is not the only place on the web where individuals are discussing BTChitting the six-digit range. On Twitter, the $100k per BTC conversation is also very prominent.
On September 25, the creator of the stock-to-flow (S2F) bitcoin model, Planb, held a pollabout the six-digit price range which received over 24,000 votes. While 34% said BTC will stay below $55k, over 26% said the crypto asset would be $100k and 19.5% voted for $288k per coin.
The same day the Twitter user “Anasatsia” explained that she will be dancing when BTCreaches the $100k region. “When Bitcoin hits $100k,” she tweeted. “I am gonna dance around everyone who said that putting $$$ into bitcoin is a bad idea saying ‘Suckers, suckers, suckers’” The Bitcoin influencer Michael Goldstein jokingly told his 40,000 followers on Sunday that “$100k bitcoins will be more useful than $10k bitcoins.”
On Friday, Crypto Capital Venture told his 19,000 Twitter followers that $100k will happen but the crypto asset would probably slide back down to $30k. “Bitcoin to $100k isn’t a final destination,” he tweeted. “It’s a pit stop; a service area where the rest of the world will finally have a chance to say ‘Ok, let me get on board please.’ … And then it’ll retrace to $30k.”
Between a number of Reddit forum posts and Twitter conversations, the belief that BTC will reach six-digits is strong among BTCproponents. The most dominant reasoning behind most individual’s beliefs as to why the crypto asset will jump that high is macroeconomics and the central banks’ fiat creation. Supporters wholeheartedly believe that the price range will happen, it’s just a matter of when to most people discussing the subject.