BTC Surges Past $19,200, Grows Bigger In Size Than MasterCard With $356 Billion Market Cap

By Bhushan Akolkar
November 30, 2020 Updated November 30, 2020
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The Bitcoin Price surge continues to challenge traditional financial players outgrowing some of the big companies in size. The BTC price has surged 6.41% today moving past $19,200 levels hitting its new 2020-high. Bitcoin (BTC) is currently witnessing massive trade volumes trading at a price of $19,262 with a market cap of $357 billion.

With this, Bitcoin surpasses payments giant MasterCard which holds $338 billion of market cap. Since its correction last Wednesday, BTC has quickly added over $2000 to its price as it looks to break past its all-time high of $20,000. Post the ATH, Bitcoin will enter a new price discovery mode as analysts are expecting it to trade anywhere between $25,000-$100,000 in 2021.

With the recent market cap, Bitcoin (in market size) grabs a place among the top 15 companies by market cap. Note that the BTC market cap is the value of all circulating Bitcoin tokens in the market.

Bitcoin Continues To Attract Massive Institutional Money

As the rising COVID-19 cases continue to dampen market sentiments, Bitcoin, on the other hand, continues to attract huge sums of institutional money. Recently, global investment giant Guggenheim Partners has sought exposure to Bitcoin and is willing to put around $500 million into BTC via the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). In its filing with the U.S. SEC, Guggenheim plans to invest 10% of its $5 billion Macro Opportunities Fund.

The institutional participation in Bitcoin has made it fundamentally stronger than it was ever before. Institutions invest with a long-term perspective and will stay for a longer time. Besides, the institutional purchase usually goes into cold storage creating a supply squeeze. So as the BTC demand surges, its price is likely to shoot exponentially in the future.

On the other hand, Bitcoin continues to decouple itself from Gold. The gap between the two continues to widen further in November.

Also, there’s a massive money outflow from Gold in recent times as the yellow metal is expected to correct majorly this week ahead. Bitcoin, on the other hand, triggers more institutional interest with more CME open interest. Earlier today, famous investor Raoul Pal said that he will liquidate all his gold investments and move it to Bitcoin. Popular trader Peter Brandt also revealed that Bitcoin remains his biggest investment in % asset holdings.

Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.
The presented content may include the personal opinion of the author and is subject to market condition. Do your market research before investing in cryptocurrencies. The author or the publication does not hold any responsibility for your personal financial loss.

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