Now is the perfect time to buy bitcoin, according to Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Bogart was evangelical about bitcoin, calling it “the most compelling asset in the world right now.” Bogart is notoriously bullish, maintaining a $50,000 price target on bitcoin.
Why is he so optimistic during the depths of this crypto winter?
He pointed a string of possible catalysts for another bitcoin boom, including global tensions, rising national debt, and the increasing interest from institutions. Let’s go through them one at a time.
Asked what he thinks will be the catalyst for the next price run, Bogart highlighted the interest of pension funds. As CCN reported, Fairfax County, Virginia has allocated part of its pension fund to Morgan Creek’s blockchain opportunities fund.
An insurance company, a university endowment and a private foundation also followed suit.
Bogart also pointed to the news that a major wealth manager for pensions threw its weight behind bitcoin this week. As more pension money flows into the space, it will trigger a domino effect.
Bogart also took a broader view of bitcoin’s place in the world. He pointed to political tensions between globalism and populism, suggesting bitcoin could fill a void when economies falter.
Bogart also warned about the rising mountain of national debt, which hit $22 trillion in the US alone this month. Bitcoin offers an alternative economic system.
Despite the decline in price, Bogart maintains that entrepreneurial activity is still thriving.
“We see more and more companies coming in every day. And higher quality entrepreneurs as well.”
In other words, the fundamentals at the heart of blockchain development are strong. Dedicated pioneers are still building phenomenal products. And new, talented players are entering the space every day.
Bogart claims bitcoin is strengthened every day simply by the passage of time.
“Every day that bitcoin is still alive it goes from scary and unknown to trusted and proven.”
Bitcoin has gone through bigger crashes than this and survived. Each time it comes back stronger. Bitcoin now has more resolve and trust than ever before, proven by pension fund adoption and institutional activity.
Despite his optimism, Bogart was wary of predicting the end of the bear market.
“Is this the bottom? I’m not sure,” he said.
Still, he maintained that now is a good time to buy for the long-term, even if all-time highs aren’t coming just yet. During the same discussion, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Mike McGlone struck a more bearish tone.
McGlone has long said that bitcoin has more room to fall:
However, McGlone still believes “institutions might look at bitcoin as a proxy for digital gold.”
And what about Ripple? “Maybe down the line.”
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