The Bitcoin price is likely to hit an all-time high of $60,000 this week as the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass Democrats’ $1.9 trillion stimulus bill this week, predicts the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organisations.
The forecast from Nigel Green, the chief executive and founder of deVere Group, comes as the cryptocurrency hit a market capitalisation of $1 trillion Tuesday, as prices reached $54,900 on the deVere Crypto exchange app – which comes just short of February’s $58,000 all-time high.
Mr Green told Afcacia that the price of Bitcoin, the world’s most dominant cryptocurrency by market cap, will climb again this week following its impressive bull run earlier this year.
“It’s already closing in on its record high hit in February and I believe that we can expect it to surpass this – likely reaching $60,000 – this week. The recent surge is largely due to the U.S. Democratic leaders aiming to get the legislation on the $1.9 trillion stimulus package through the House as soon as Tuesday, if not Wednesday,” he said.
The stimulus package will be a considerable driver for the price of Bitcoin for three reasons, according to the deVere CEO.
“There’s a risk of a debasement of the dollar, the world’s reserve currency, from such an enormous stimulus package. Bitcoin, of course, cannot simply be printed. Indeed, it is living up to its reputation as ‘digital gold.’ Like the safe-haven precious metal, it’s widely accepted as being a store of value, a medium of exchange, and is valued for its scarcity.”
There’s also some concern that the relief plan will trigger longer-term inflation.
“In addition, others have suggested stimulus checks could be used by recipients to invest in cryptocurrencies for the first time or expand their existing crypto portfolios.”