Bitcoin has seen quite a few ups and down over the past couple of years. But analysts at Standard Chartered believe the world’s largest cryptocurrency will only go up from here.
According to Geoff Kendrick, head of digital assets research at Standard Chartered, Bitcoin will reach a price of $100,000 by the end of 2024.
“While sources of uncertainty remain, we think the pathway to the $100,000 level is becoming clearer,” Kendrick wrote in this week’s note via Reuters.
Kendrick based his prediction on crypto mining’s increase in profitability, the recent banking crisis in the United States, and the fact that the Federal Reserve will likely end its aggressive policy of hiking interest rates in the near future. He also points out that European Union’s steps toward regulating the cryptocurrency market will also benefit Bitcoin.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that a huge rise has been predicted for Bitcoin. After a crypto boom during the pandemic, a number of analysts believed Bitcoin would easily surpass the $100,000 mark in 2022, but the cryptocurrency actually took a huge hit.
Bitcoin reached $30,000 at one point last week for the first time in more than 10 months. It has since come down and is currently trading at around $27,000.