Bitcoin “is a screaming purchase proper now,” in accordance with Dan Morehead, chief government officer of $1 billion cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital Administration LP.
In a interview with Bloomberg Tv Thursday, Morehead mentioned Pantera has about 10 p.c of its investments in Bitcoins, which approached $20,000 apiece late final 12 months earlier than retreating to about half that within the following months. However the fund’s single largest wager is on Icon, which is able to let completely different blockchains — digital ledgers — speak to 1 one other, he mentioned.
Morehead is anticipating that Bitcoin will get better and attain new highs inside 12 months. As digital tokens proceed to multiply and acquire wider use, the $400 billion crypto market may balloon to $four trillion, he mentioned, and even $40 trillion is “undoubtedly attainable.”
“It’s the 10-year forecast,” Morehead mentioned. “It’s not going to occur in a single day.”
A whole lot of hedge funds centered on cryptocurrencies have opened up within the final two years to earn cash on the extremely unstable cash and on blockchain know-how — which can be utilized for all the things from recording cross-border funds to monitoring objects in a provide chain.
Institutional investor curiosity in tokens is on the rise as effectively, Morehead mentioned, noting that in its early days, crypto was thought of “skanky.” And whereas right this moment solely 10 p.c of his hedge fund’s restricted companions are establishments, that’s prone to change within the subsequent 18 months, he mentioned. Morehead pointed to final 12 months’s itemizing of crypto futures in addition to Wall Avenue’s rising curiosity in clearing crypto trades.
“Something that’s a $400 billion asset won’t be ignored for lengthy,” he mentioned.