Despite bullish predictions for 2021, some experts believe that Bitcoin is not worth the hype and is poised to decline.
As the year runs out and Bitcoin records continuous new-highs, some crypto experts have revealed their 2021 price predictions on the top digital asset. With a market capitalization of over $501 billion, Bitcoin is currently down 2.64% after reaching its ATH and is trading at $2.877.According to a finder.com survey concluded before BTC reached the $20,000 milestone, several crypto experts are confident that the king coin will continue to surge through mid-2021. Specifically, 58% of 47 experts said that the ongoing Bitcoin rally would continue till the first half of 2021.2021 Bitcoin Price PredictionsIn addition, the survey revealed that panelists are confident that the price of Bitcoin would have grown two times by the end of the coming year. However, 52% of the panelists believe that Bitcoin will record a shard loss after significant increases in 2021.Per 2021 Bitcoin price predictions, the survey respondents said BTC would reach an average price of $51,951 per token. In November, Citibank analyst Tom Fitzpatrick noted that Bitcoin would hit $318,000.Furthermore, Bloomberg analyst Mike McGlone predicted that Bitcoin would trade at $170,000 by 2022. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, he said:
“The key thing about Bitcoin this year is very simple- it just added a one to the front of the number. Remember, it was around $7,000 at the end of last year. What I’m worried about- if you look at the past performance, which is potentially indicative of the future, next year or two could add a zero to the back of the number.”
Earlier this year, Morgan Creek CEO Mark Yusko said that Bitcoin could trade at $100,000 in 2021 or 2022. In the interview, the CEO added that BTC could also climb $400 to $500k.Despite several bullish predictions, detractors believe that Bitcoin is not worth the hype and is poised to decline.On the 17th of December, Andrew Ross Sorkin said during his CNBC morning program that his price target for BTC is Zero. He added:
“Sometimes there’s something so absurd that you hardly know where to begin to make the argument.”
Bitcoin Records Continuous HighsAfter Bitcoin reached a new all-time high on Christmas day, the top crypto asset has continued to pull in further gains. As of the 25th of December, Bitcoin had grown about five times since the year began and crossed $25,000. About 24 hours later, the price of Bitcoin jumped over $26,000.On the 27th of December, Bitcoin became the first financial service to record over $500 billion in market valuation. BTC surged 10% on the day, climbing its most recent all-time high of $27,806 with 71% market dominance.Crossing over $500 billion market capitalization, reports revealed that Bitcoin had surpassed several Wall Street financial firms. The financial giants include MasterCard Inc (NYSE: MA), JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM), Visa Inc (NYSE: V), PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL), and more.