To celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin network, Cointelegraph has gathered anniversary messages from industry players to mark the occasion. After a record hash rate, Bitcoin (BTC) has officially reached its teens and industry experts are looking into its future.
Beimnet Abebe, Senior Vice President of Trading at Galaxy Digital:
“Thirteen years ago, Bitcoin was released. Although its creation received little fanfare, catching the eyes and attention of only a few esoteric coders, its release would prove to be monumental, allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to access digitally scarce cash for the first time and open the door to protocols that would power the next iteration of the Web. “
Hassan Bassiri, vice-president of portfolio management at ARCA Funds:
“BTC is the gateway drug that opened everyone’s eyes to how digital sets of bugs really can be. As the BTC ecosystem grows and becomes a more productive asset in terms of lending / borrowing and yielding, we can expect more entrants, research and opportunities with other currencies and blockchains. “
Laura Vidiella, Operations at FTX US Derivatives and Former Vice President of Institutional Sales at Paradigm:
“The BTC ecosystem will continue to experience increased product and capital growth in 2022. With the growing supply of derivatives and structured products, traditional entities are deploying more capital by investing in return-generating strategies they are familiar with. .
Ian Kane, CEO and Co-Founder of Unbanked.com:
“Its creation transcended time zones, borders and governments – and financially empowered millions of people around the world. It’s a testament to human ingenuity and that a person (or a group of people) anywhere in the world can create something with greater impact than themselves. The next 13 years are going to be even more influential than the last as everyone moves towards a Bitcoin standard. “
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Marc Yaklofsky, Head of Communications and Public Relations at Genesis Capital:
“There is an old Japanese proverb that goes, ‘To start is easy, to continue is difficult. The journey to change the world has only just begun. Carry on, Bitcoin! “
Rich Rosenblum, Founder of GSR Markets:
“It is fitting that Bitcoin celebrates its bar mitzvah today. 2022 will be its first full year with an ETF, and wide participation and adoption. Mazel Tov!”
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Meanwhile, President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele and the Bitcoin promoter have speculated that BTC will hit $ 100,000 this year.
2022 forecast on #Bitcoin:
• Will reach $ 100,000
• 2 other countries will adopt it as legal tender
• Will become a major electoral issue in the US elections this year
• Bitcoin City will begin construction
• Volcanic bonds will be oversubscribed
• Huge surprise to @TheBitcoinConf
– Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) January 2, 2022
BTC rang the new year below $ 47,000 and was $ 46,100 at the time of publication. Whether you are bullish or bearish, the asset has come a long way in terms of adoption and security.