Mark Yusko, the Founder, CEO, and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC, a prominent investment management firm, has recently shared his bullish sentiments on Bitcoin’s future trajectory.
During an interview with Michelle Makori, Lead Anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News, Yusko, drawing from his extensive experience in the financial sector, identified two primary catalysts that he believes could propel Bitcoin’s price by up to 410%.
The first catalyst revolves around the increasing adoption of Bitcoin by institutional investors. Yusko noted that as more institutional players enter the crypto space, the demand for Bitcoin will naturally rise, driving its price upwards. He likened this to the early days of the internet when initial skepticism was eventually replaced by widespread acceptance and utilization.
According to Yusko, the second catalyst is the potential for Bitcoin to become a global reserve asset. He believes that as countries continue to grapple with economic challenges, there will be a shift towards decentralized digital assets like Bitcoin. This shift will be driven by Bitcoin’s inherent properties, such as its limited supply and decentralized nature, which make it an attractive alternative to traditional fiat currencies.
Yusko’s recent predictions align with his earlier bullish stance on Bitcoin. In July 2023, during his appearance on the Wolf of All Streets podcast, he projected that Bitcoin could potentially achieve a market cap similar to gold’s. This would place Bitcoin’s price at an astounding $300,000, marking an 887% increase from its price at the time.
Drawing a parallel between Bitcoin and gold, Yusko argued that Bitcoin holds several advantages over the precious metal, especially in terms of portability and transferability. He humorously pointed out the impracticality of breaking a gold bar to share it or trying to send it through a computer. In contrast, transferring Bitcoin is as simple as a few clicks. Yusko stated, “Bitcoin’s superiority as a store of value is evident. Achieving a market cap equivalent to gold’s is not only plausible but also logical.”
Diving deeper into the numbers, Yusko highlighted that gold’s market cap stands at approximately $12 trillion. However, only half of this amount is utilized as a monetary base, with the rest being used for jewelry and other non-monetary purposes. This brings the effective monetary base of gold to around $6 trillion. If Bitcoin were to match this, it would signify a tenfold surge from its then-current price, leading to the $300,000 mark.
Yusko’s conviction in Bitcoin’s potential is unwavering. While he acknowledges the uncertainty of the timeline for Bitcoin to reach his projected price, he remains indifferent to the “when.” He confidently remarked, “The $300,000 target for Bitcoin is inevitable, whether it’s tomorrow or in the distant future.”