127 days ago • Posted by Charles-Henry Monchau

JP Morgan sees Bitcoin rising up to 10x

JP Morgan calculates the total market capitalization for bitcoin is $240bn. While superficially this makes it comparable to the total size of gold ETFs at $210BN, this is erroneous since the bulk of gold as an investment is not in the widely derided "paper gold" class but physical. And indeed, as JPM notes, gold ETFs is not the main way wealth is stored via gold; instead wealth is mostly stored via gold bars and coins the stock of which, excluding those held by central banks, amounts to 42600 tonnes or $2.6tr including gold ETFs. This means that mechanically "the market cap of bitcoin would have to rise 10 times from here to match the total private sector investment to gold via ETFs or bars and coins", and while that may be optimistic (it would send the price of bitcoin to $130,000), even a modest crowding out of gold as an “alternative” currency over the longer term would, according to JPMorgan, imply "doubling or tripling of the bitcoin price from here." - source: www.zerohedge.com 

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