Pompliano: Bitcoin Fundamentals, Not Market Setbacks, Are Key

Pompliano: Bitcoin Fundamentals, Not Market Setbacks, Are Key

Cryptocurrency bull and Morgan Creek Digital Assets partner Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano believes the cryptoeconomy selloff could deepen, pushing BTC to $3,000 USD. In an appearance on CNN, Pompliano called for Bitcoin fundamentals to take center stage rather than recent crypto market selloffs.

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Bitcoin and Mastercard In Same League, Says Pomp

Speaking to CNN, Pompliano said it wouldn’t be surprising if bitcoin gravitated to $3,000 amid November 2018’s cryptoeconomy selloffs, but he also emphasized such an assessment was a short-term one.

“We have a very deep conviction on a long-term basis,” Morgan Creek’s Pompliano said.

“If you look at the fundamentals on a 24-hour basis on the Bitcoin network, that’s about $4.6 billion as of lately. The market cap is $74 billion, so that’s a 16x multiple in transaction volume for market cap.”

Pompliano then compared Bitcoin with global payment processor Mastercard, highlighting how Mastercard currently processes transactions worth $11 billion daily, while, in comparison, the Bitcoin network’s 24-hour transaction volume currently averages to around $4 billion and has been double that in the past.

To that end, Pompliano suggested Bitcoin was in the same league as Mastercard, with there being plenty of ground to gain.

Don’t lose the forest for the trees when it comes to Bitcoin, says Pomp.

The difference is that Bitcoin is just 10 years old while Mastercard has been around since 1966.

And there’s more to achieve yet, says Pompliano and cryptocurrency stalwarts like him, with the underlying technical fundamentals being what’s really worth watching along the way.

Can Crypto Weather a Bleak Global Economy?

Meanwhile, Pompliano projected traditional markets will turn “bleak” in the next 10 years.

“We tend to think that the public equity outlook over the next 10 years is bleak,” he said. “But we think cryptos can have multiples […] We have that long-term outlook based on positive sentiment.”

As such, Pompliano said the entry of big traditional financial giants such as Fidelity and Intercontinental Exchange Inc. will pave the way for the next bitcoin bull run.

“We tend to think that the work today is going to lay the groundwork for price movement moving forward over the next two to three years until we see the Fidelity and Bakkts coming into the space,” he added.

The grand question for now, then, is if bitcoin and the wider cryptoeconomy would be shellacked — or could withstand — a global recession.

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