Bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster for the past couple of months. The largest cryptocurrency in the world by market capitalization reached a record peak of $63,000 in the month of April, but then lost 50 percent of its value over the following three months. The price of the coin was lower than $30,000 this week.
The value of cryptocurrency rose in the last few days, however, due in part to the recent show of support by big names such as Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, which has been a dominant player through the popular social network Twitter, well as Square President Jack Dorsey at the “The B-Word” conference.
Bitcoin was trading at a high of $38,000 last week. Although it’s far from its high, Bitcoin is still growing by 33% over the year.
Bitcoin gained popularity in 2017 when it rose from $900 to nearly $20,000 in just an entire year. However, it is now known as much for its soaring prices as it is for its upswings, which has led to its price drop at times. It’s volatile due to the same reason as it is worth the investment — there isn’t a central authority to interfere in market conditions. However, unlike other cryptocurrencies like dogecoin which has also experienced similar plunges and rallies Bitcoin is more advanced in technology and has scarcity built-in to the process of creating it.
Bitcoin today has a market value of $736 billion. This is much higher than Ethereum’s market cap of $277 billion and is the second-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization. Many people have some basic knowledge of how to trade crypto through popular platforms, such as Binance, but back then it was an exotic activity. That is why many people missed out on profit. If you had invested in bitcoin in July of last year and it grew 252% over the last twelve months. A $1000 bitcoin purchase on the 26th of July, 2020 — at a cost of $10,990.87 per coin is worth $3,525.65 on Monday’s morning’s price of $38,750 according.
If you extend the zoom further the growth curve becomes more pronounced. On the 26th of July, 2016, $1,000 being 1.52 bitcoins for a value of $656.17 for each coin. Now, that investment could be worth $58,900 and represent an increase of 5,805 percent. For the last 10 years, bitcoin’s % increase in six figures. In July of 2011, two years after the coin was first created, the first bitcoin, cost $13.91. At the time, $1,000 could have purchased 71.89 bitcoins, which would be equivalent to $2,785,737.50 in the present. The figure is a growth rate of 278,476.56 percent.
A $1000 investment in the S&P 500 In contrast, a $1,000 investment in the S&P 500 is up 39.3 percent since June, 123.78 percent since the year 2016 as well as 305.97 percent since 2011. So, your $1,000 would have increased to $1,393.31 in the last year. $2,237.84 over the last five years, and $4,059.68 in the last decade. This doesn’t mean the S&P is a bad investment. In fact, the legendary investor Warren Buffett says it’s the most appropriate place for the majority of investors to invest their money.
In contrast to bitcoin and bitcoin, which are notorious for their high volatility and volatility, the S&P 500 is thought to be a fairly reliable investment. The S&P 500 also boasts a long history of delivering dividends to investors.
When it comes to cryptocurrency, be aware that the past performance cannot guarantee future results. Experts have advised investors not to invest more money in cryptos than they’re comfortable losing. If you decide to invest in crypto, think about not making an all-in purchase at all at once, instead, consider using averaging of the cost by spreading it into smaller purchases over the course of time.