Fundstrat’s managing partner Tom Lee believes Bitcoin could benefit immensely from a new market following the introduction of spot BTC exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world’s largest economy.
In a new CNBC interview, Lee says spot Bitcoin ETFs will make a “huge difference” in the market cap of the leading digital asset as it enables US households to get BTC exposure in a convenient and safe process.
According to the Fundstrat executive, just a tiny portion of US household wealth allocated to BTC will more than double the value of Bitcoin.
“Instead of having to go to an exchange and then worry about your private keys many investors can now use traditional financial markets to access Bitcoin. There’s $150 trillion of household net worth just in the US.
Allocating just 1% [of US household wealth] into crypto would be $1.5 trillion of inflows. That’s already more than Bitcoin’s network value.
So I think there’s tremendous potential and I think it’s a really important diversification for a lot of folks that have exposure to US dollar assets in equities or bonds. And, you know, Bitcoin is really a good hedge against a lot of monetary risks.”
Bitcoin is trading at $42,684 at time of writing with a market capitalization of nearly $836 billion.
Last week, Lee predicted that Bitcoin could exceed a price of $100,000 and hit as high as $150,000 before the end of this year.
“I think in the next 12 months, something over $100,000, maybe $150,000. And in the next five years, there’s a finite supply and now we have a potentially huge increase in demand with a spot Bitcoin [exchange-traded fund] approval, so I think in five years, something around $500,000 would be potentially achievable.”
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