Pantera Capital, one of the first investment firms to focus solely on the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector, has announced a substantial lifetime return of over 10,000% in a recent announcement celebrating the fund’s 5-year anniversary.
Announced via Medium on July 27, Pantera Capital’s five-year anniversary celebration offers a retrospective view on the history of the firm’s predictions for the cryptocurrency market, highlighting accurate forecasts made by Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead in 2013:
“I was discussing bitcoin with an investor yesterday and he replied somewhat dismissively “It’s just like buying gold”. No, it’s like buying gold in 1000 B.C. 99% of the financial wealth has yet to address bitcoin. When they do, bitcoin is either going to be worth zero or $5,000 /BTC.”
Bitcoin Similar to Early Microsoft
Pantera Capital, founded in 2013, has remained bullish on Bitcoin since inception, with co-chief investment officers Dan Morehead and Joey Krug comparing Bitcoin to early Microsoft stocks in a 2013 statement highlighted in the Medium announcement:
“… In my opinion, it’s like deciding whether to buy Microsoft back in the day at $0.20 a share. It was hard to do when the stock was just at $0.10. In the fullness of time…clearly a great trade. I believe bitcoin right now is just like that”
Pantera: ‘Bitcoin May Hit $67,500 by 2019’
Pantera Capital’s anniversary announcement and lifetime return reports may offer a compelling example of the past benefits of cryptocurrency investment, but the market predictions outlined by the firm present a highly bullish stance on the future of Bitcoin.
The cryptocurrency investment firm predicts a $21,000 Bitcoin price by the end of 2018, and a dramatic surge to $67,500 by the end of 2019. Pantera Capital’s bullish price predictions are in line with previous assessments form CEO Dan Morehead, who stated earlier this year that the launch of custodial solutions aimed at institutional investors will catalyze a rapid increase in Bitcoin price.
Pantera Capital’s forward-leaning investment portfolio is set to capitalize on a rapid surge in cryptocurrency adoption, notably including Brave — a blockchain-based browser project integrated with the Basic Attention Token, which is currently under consideration for listing by Coinbase.
By backing projects that aim to solve some of the primary issues present within the blockchain ecosystem, Pantera Capital appears to hold a positive long-term view on the future of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general:
“I think it’s north of 50% chance that the world adopts a global currency/payment system in which free cryptography replaces the very expensive “trust” charged by banks/VISA-MasterCard/Western Union/PayPal/etc. Bitcoin dominates cash, electronic fiat money, gold, bearer bonds, large stone discs, etc. It can do all of the things that each of those can.”
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