Australian to Bet $8.5 Million That One Bitcoin Will Surpass $280,000 by 2023 – Trustnodes

Australian to Bet $8.5 Million That One Bitcoin Will Surpass $280,000 by 2023


An Australian bitcoiner is willing to take the odds of 1/141 on an $8.5 million bet with the hope of wining $1.2 billion if bitcoin’s price rises to $280,000 within just five years.

Tom Waterhouse, who appears to be a betting expert, publicly said last week:

“Big Bet: Well known Crypto expert has just requested a bet of $8.5m AUD to win $1.2bn that a Bitcoin will exceed the price of a Berkshire Hathaway share (c.$280k) by 2023. Have put him in touch with large syndicate – hope he can get set!”

Who the crypto expert is, remains unclear, but can bitcoin really reach $280,000? At just $60,000, bitcoin’s market cap would rise to a trillion. At $280,000, its market cap would stand at around $4 trillion.

That would be nearly as much as gold’s market cap which currently stands at $6 trillion, but it would not be even 5% of the global stocks market cap.

At $280,000 per bitcoin, America would still barely make a dent on its government debt, which currently stands at $21 trillion, even if the United States government held all the bitcoins in the world.

While where global debt is concerned, one bitcoin at $280,000 would be just a fraction of the $250 trillion owed in debt.

So the bet might not be that far fetched, especially when Ran NeuNer of CNBC’s Crypto Trader says:

“Until now institutional money could not get into Crypto. We had no custodians, regulatory clarity, trading systems etc.

These bridges are now built but now the market is not attractive. A few green candles & the institutions will get fomo & climb in! Oct-Feb 2017 look like a warm up.”

For one bitcoin to be worth a house sounds pretty far fetched, even considering their scarcity and their gold like nature which is coupled with a very easy means of exchange.

Yet the cryptocurrency is a very new asset class and can be useful as a hedge in a diversified portfolio. So who knows, this might be the most stupid bet in history or a genius bet.



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