Experts Answer Question: “How Did Bitcoin Reach $10,000?”

In January this year, $1,000 was the milestone Bitcoin owners were eager to reach. The digital currency hit that, overcame it and increased ten-fold to over $10,000. This year has been filled with good news for digital currency, from another Asian market boom, to Bitcoin’s integration with the Square App, the launching of regulated futures markets and growing mainstream adoption. Despite being laughed off for years, Bitcoin is only just beginning to become a force to be reckoned with in the global economy.

Cointelegraph had the opportunity to speak with several experts and ask them the question: “How did Bitcoin get to $10,000?” We have shared their responses below.

Institutional money

Hedge funds, pension funds, family offices and the like have shown extraordinary interest in Bitcoin this year. Such “institutions” control vast amounts of money. As an example, the UK-based hedge fund Man Group, which has expressed interest in trading Bitcoin, controls assets exceeding $100 bln.

Simon Yu, CEO of StormX, said: […]

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