On April 13, CCN reported that billionaire venture capitalist, early investor in some of the most successful technology companies like SpaceX, and cryptocurrency angel investor Tim Draper predicted the bitcoin price to achieve $250,000 by the end of 2022.
A price of $250,000 would lead to a $5 trillion market valuation of bitcoin. At its peak, the cryptocurrency market was valued at around $900 billion. It would require the bitcoin price to increase by more than 31-fold within a 4-year span for it to surpass $250,000.
When Draper initially released his long-term goal for his bitcoin investment, the cryptocurrency community and investors within the market shared the sentiment of Draper and agreed the $250,000 price target for bitcoin is a realistic goal, especially in the long-term.
Many investors in the cryptocurrency market, including me, are not in it for short-term profits. If that had been the case, the vast majority of investors should have cashed out in December 2017. Economists can argue the cryptocurrency market was in a bubble and that investors did not cash out at the all-time high of the market in December because of greed.
But, investors like Peter Thiel and Tim Draper disagree. Investors did not pull out of the cryptocurrency market in December after seeing massive profits. They did not pull out because investors truly believed the maximum potential of the cryptocurrency market will not end as a $900 billion market.