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Time. It’s a core element of our lives. It stands still for no-one and isn’t something we can merely create more of. We’re limited to a finite number of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years in a given period, and we have to choose what we do with it. Time gone by can never be recouped, it’s either wisely spent or lost – forever.
It’s a crucial aspect to investment decisions too. A poorly timed investment can lead to significant losses. But get the timing right and you position yourself for incredible returns.
With a phenomenal surge, and subsequent drop already under its belt, some believe the bitcoin investment ‘boat’ has sailed. The bubble has burst. That it’s too late to invest in bitcoin. That’s not my view. There’s most definitely a strong investment case for bitcoin. Here’s why.
The path of a disruptive technology never did run smooth! Gartner Research’s Hype Cycle is widely used to demonstrate the rocky, rollercoaster of a ride a ground-breaking invention has from inception to maturity.
Considering bitcoin is regarded as a revolutionary innovation, it’s reasonable to plot its growth against the same trajectory. Reasonable, and eye-opening.
Using the price of bitcoin as an input on the chart, it’s obvious bitcoin has had a tempestuous entry. From a starting point of a few pennies, bitcoin value climbed as curious intellectuals and technology buffs got on board. Then, fuelled by significant interest from Silicon Valley and extensive media exposure irresponsibly reporting bitcoin was set to change the world overnight, the bitcoin price skyrocketed, and at its peak eclipsed the price of an ounce of gold.
Before long, the bitcoin price started a steady descent thanks to inflated expectations not being met immediately. Those looking to make a quick buck bailed out, leaving the bitcoin market in the trough of disillusionment.
And this is where it gets exciting for those of us left behind. Those of us who look further than the pure financial value of bitcoin. Those of us who Bitcoin’s potential economic and benevolent value is nowhere near being realised yet.
We’re glad those who have don’t have the same long term view and aspirations have moved on to other things. This leaves the community intent on taking Bitcoin mainstream open to backbone of bitcoin are prolific, adoption is swelling, and usage is mounting. All clear indicators we’re moving towards the slope of enlightenment, and ceteris paribus, we can anticipate the price to follow suit and most profound altruistic movement of our lifetime, and quite probably our children’s too. It’s only a matter of time.