Next Bitcoin bull run to be half story, half utility — Mike Novogratz at Token2049

The subsequent Bitcoin (BTC) bull run must be a lot completely different from historic cryptocurrency rallies when it comes to story and utility, Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz believes.

In contrast with earlier bull runs, the subsequent Bitcoin rally must be extra targeted on utility and fewer on the story, Novogratz predicted throughout a panel on the Token2049 crypto occasion on Sept. 28.

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The Bitcoin bull run of 2017, one of many largest historic rallies, was largely concerning the story, the CEO mentioned, referring to the cryptocurrency’s run from about $1,000 to $20,000 within one year.

Based on Novogratz, the 2017 bull run was primarily concerning the story of individuals not trusting the federal government and wanting extra privateness and decentralization. “It was a Gen Z, millennial revolution, and it was world. That’s a strong story,” the CEO famous.

Bitcoin hitting all-time highs above $69,000 in November 2021, one other massive rally, was “actually generated” by the COVID-19 pandemic, Novogratz mentioned. He urged that the worth motion in 2020 and 2021 was “most likely 80% story and 20% utility,” referring to the rising utility use case of digitalization amid the pandemic.

Mike Novogratz and Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin at Token2049. Supply: Cointelegraph

“Ethereum and all the opposite stage ones began actually accelerating the work to construct a shared blockchain that we may construct firms on prime of,” Novogratz said.

In distinction to the aforementioned cryptocurrency bull runs, the subsequent Bitcoin rally must be “50% story, 50% utility,” Novogratz predicted, stating:

“It’s individuals constructing purposes, individuals constructing techniques a) which might be quick and scalable and b) which might be user-friendly. We don’t have them but — that’s why we’re the place we’re. However within the subsequent few years, they’re coming.”

In the course of the panel, Novogratz additionally revved up the viewers together with his bullish prediction of the “inevitability” that crypto will succeed.

“The phrase ‘inevitable’ retains arising. There’s a way of inevitability that we’re in the proper area, inevitable that Bitcoin could have its day,” Novogratz said. He additionally expressed confidence that Web3 and nonfungible tokens might be an enormous a part of the gaming area sooner or later.

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Moreover, the CEO famous that regardless of the ongoing cryptocurrency winter, Bitcoin has nonetheless carried out higher than a basket of assorted fiat currencies this yr. “In case you have a look at Bitcoin versus a basket of currencies, it’s achieved about 20% higher than versus the greenback,” Novogratz famous.

As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, Novogratz has made some profitable predictions about Bitcoin. Again in 2020, Novogratz predicted that Bitcoin would end the year above $20,000, which turned out to be an understatement, with Bitcoin nearing the $30,000 price mark by the tip of 2020.

Extra reporting by Andrew Fenton.