VanEck CEO Predicts Bitcoin to Reach Half the Market Cap of Gold

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One of the biggest investment banks in the United States, VanEck, has seen its CEO predict that Bitcoin will reach at least half the market cap of gold. Indeed, Jan van Eck has recently discussed the digital asset, and the timeframe for what could be a monumental ascension.

In an interview with Scott Melker, VanEck stated that the leading cryptocurrency may eventually reach a market cap of more than $7 trillion. That figure would be half of gold’s $15 trillion, representing a massive shift in BTC’s integration throughout the finance sector.

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VanEck CEO Predicts $7T Market Cap for Bitcoin

Throughout 2024, Bitcoin has been one of the most discussed assets in the finance sector. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the issuance of spot Bitcoin ETFs in January, propelling the overall exposure of the digital asset to institutional investors.

One of the key participants in that was VanEck, whose CEO shared their expectation that Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency, would reach a market cap that is half that of gold. That would place the asset at a value of $7 trillion and would be the result of a massive shift in the financial landscape.

Source: Watcher.Guru

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Jan van Eck said Bitcoin will “eventually become at least half the market cap of gold. So I think that takes another 5 to 10 years. Our TradFi clients are still very confused by Bitcoin, and they don’t want to talk about it, but their clients make them talk about it.”

“So, we have a long way to go,” Van Eck stated regarding the potential market cap increase of Bitcoin. Ultimately, VanEck has high hopes, with Bitcoin currently boasting a market cap of only $1.3 trillion. Their forecast could indicate a lot of change taking place in the next decade for BTC, and the entire market.