A former Goldman Sachs hedge fund manager and the current CEO of Real Vision, has stated that the crypto market could grow 100 fold by 2030. Raoul Pal, the Real Vision CEO, made the comments during an interview with the podcast Bankless Brasil.
Crypto Could Grow 100 Fold
The crypto market cap is currently at around $2.2 trillion. If the current adoption rate remains constant, the crypto market will be worth $250 trillion by 2030, in his opinion. Pal noted that other asset classes such as real estate, bonds, and stocks, had market caps of around $250-$350 trillion.
He noted that the entire derivatives market was valued at around $1 quadrillion. Consequently, the probability of the crypto market growing to $250 trillion, which would be 100X, was reasonable. He noted that if his prediction came true, it would represent the fast growth in any asset in history.
The Basis Of His Prediction
Pal’s prediction is based on a very simple calculation. He noted that at current adoption rates, the crypto market will have 3.5 billion users by 2030. If that happens, the crypto market cap will grow to $250 trillion.
It is not the first time Raoul Pal has made this prediction. Back in May 2021, the Real Vision CEO tweeted that the crypto market was experiencing a 113% annual growth in adoption. He noted that even if that slowed down to 63% annually, it would still lead to a 4 billion user base by 2030. At the time, Pal predicted that the crypto market could experience 200x growth. Pal noted that crypto was being adopted at a faster rate than the internet.
It Will Not Be A Straight Line To 100x
While the crypto market cap could grow by 100x by 2030, it is not going to be a straight line to that valuation. For instance, Bitcoin fell by 6.8% between January 4 and January 5, 2022. During that same period, the entire crypto market lost nearly 10% of its valuation. Some have linked to the announcements by the US Federal Reserve regarding an interest rate hike plan. Pal noted that the downturn in the crypto market could be explained by sell-offs by institutions as they rake in their end-year profits.
According to Pal, the volatility of crypto will fall as the user base falls. In his opinion, that will happen when the crypto market reaches around a billion people. Pal believes that this could happen as soon as 2024, which is in the next two years.
Pal noted that growth would not come from traditional holders of equity. He noted that most people who owned crypto were the young generation. According to him, young people liked the volatility of the crypto market since it gives them profit opportunities.
Pal believes that the crypto market has a bright future. In his opinion, the borderless nature of the crypto market will play an important role in its global adoption.
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