There are all kinds of optimistic predictions about the future of Bitcoin and crypto. The one we’ll detail below is probably the boldest one that you’ve heard in the while.
It’s been just revealed that early Bitcoin developer and co-founder of Ethereum and Polkadot, Gavin Andresen, is outlining a future where BTC rises above $6,000,000.
Bitcoin could rise to staggering ATHs
Just in case you don’t know, Gavin Andresen took over as Bitcoin’s lead maintainer from founder Satoshi Nakamoto in 2011. It’s been revealed that he published a new blog post detailing how BTC’s theoretical evolution could look.
Andresen is addressing a “possible” scenario in which Bitcoin hits a price tag of $6,000,000 by 2061. More than that the transaction fees could become 326x higher than they are now, and the blockchain is used chiefly by whales.
“Imagine: it is the year 2061. The BTC price is six million US dollars – equal to about a million 2021 dollars because of inflation. Miners are being rewarded 0.006103515625 BTC per block, plus transaction fees of about 5 BTC for 4,000 or so transactions ($7,500 per transaction).”
He continued and explained the following:
“But most BTC transactions don’t happen on the BTC network. Most BTC is locked up in multi-signature outputs secured using multiparty computation and mirrored on another chain as ‘wrapped’ tokens.”
Andresen also said that those who do remain on Bitcoin’s network will be incentivized to keep it alive.
“The transactions that do occur on the main BTC network are high-value, mostly between super-whale-size holders…These whales maintain the BTC network forever. They are the miners and the transaction creators; they don’t care how high transaction fees go, because they receive as many fees as they pay.”
On the other hand, Andresen said that by 2100, even those users would likely leave the blockchain.
“In the year 2100 the whales notice that the mining reward is basically zero… Eventually, there are zero new BTC being produced on the BTC network, and zero BTC circulating on the BTC network. There is nothing left to secure, and the chain stops.”