An analyst at Standard Chartered delivered a strong Bitcoin prediction.
He expects BTC price to jump to $120,000 in 2024.
Bitcoin price has continued wavering in the past few weeks as investors wait for the next important crypto news and US inflation data. The coin was trading at $30,400, where it has been at in the past two weeks. As a result, the fear and greed index has moved to the neutral point of 56.
Standard Chartered is bullish on Bitcoin
Bitcoin price has jumped by more than 90% in 2023, meaning it has outperformed popular financial assets like the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 indices. It has also done better than gold and other metals.
Now, despite the recent consolidation, some analysts believe that Bitcoin price has more upside in the next few months. The two biggest potential catalysts are the potential for a Bitcoin ETF. Analysts believe that the SEC will accept one or all of the recent proposals by companies like Blackrock and Invesco.
The other potential catalyst for Bitcoin will be the upcoming halving, which will happen in April next year. Historically, Bitcoin tends to rally ahead of the halving event. We can also look at the spectacular performance of Litecoin price since July last year. Litecoin’s halving will happen in August.
Some analysts are bullish about Bitcoin. The most bullish analyst is from Standard Chartered. Two months ago, the analyst said that Bitcoin could surge to $100,000 by the end of 2024. In a note this week, the analyst said that he believes that BTC price could jump to $120,000. The analyst cited the ongoing miner activity, saying:
“It is the equivalent of miners reducing the amount of bitcoins they sell per day to just 180-270 from 900 currently. Over a year, that would reduce miner selling from 328,500 to a range of 65,700-98,550 – a reduction in net BTC supply of roughly 250,000 bitcoins a year.”
‘If Standard Chartered’s Bitcoin prediction is accurate, it means that its market cap could hit over $2.3 trillion by the end of 2024. That’s because BTC has a market cap of over $591 billion.
Altcoins could jump as well
If this Bitcoin’s prediction is accurate, it means that other altcoins will do the same. For example, popular proof-of-work coins like Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash could resume their bullish rally. Litecoin has already jumped by over 134% from its 2022 lows. Bitcoin Cash, which is a Bitcoin’s hard fork, has risen by over 100% in the past few weeks.
These coins are doing well because of their upcoming halving events. Litecoin will go through halving in August while Bitcoin Cash’s will take place in December. These coins will also benefit if the SEC accepts the ETF since more companies will be motivated to launch their ETFs.
Other cryptocurrencies like Compound, Solana, Mina. and Internet Computer (ICP) could benefit because of the close correlation that exists in the crypto industry.
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