The last words anyone would expect from the chairman of an organization set up with the mandate of restoring the reputation of Bitcoin after several scandals, and fostering its development and uptake is that “Bitcoin either going to go to $1 million a Bitcoin or zero.”
Bitcoin to $0 or $1,000,000?
While noting the connection that exists between traditional stocks market and the cryptocurrency market, he mentioned that price reaction in the crypto market is impacted by price movements in the traditional stocks market. He said:
“As much as we dream of a time when this becomes an uncorrelated asset class [cryptocurrency], it tends to move with the market. When we see a big sell off in the traditional equity markets, we tend to see the same thing in the space”
Speaking on the lack of widespread adoption and recognition of Bitcoin as a legal tender and whether this will push the price of the major cryptocurrency to zero, Pierce noted that:
“It could go to zero. It’s a binary outcome. It’s either going to go to $1 million a Bitcoin or zero. It’s going to be one or the other, which is why you shouldn’t put everything there.”
Likening the ongoing cryptocurrency “craze” to the web 1.0 boom of the 90s, Pierce also mentioned that:
“This reminds me a lot of 1999, right? We are in that phase. And what came out of that? EBay and Amazon and all sorts of interesting businesses came out of the Dot-Com sort of 1.0 era. And a bunch of it went to zero. And I think that will probably be true of what we see