Happy Birthday, Bitcoin! Industry players share a few words

To rejoice the Bitcoin community ‘s thirteenth anniversary, Cointelegraph gathered birthday messages from business players to mark the event. Following a hash charge all-time excessive, Bitcoin (BTC) has formally reached its adolescent years and business specialists weigh in on its future.

Beimnet Abebe, VP of Principal Trading at Galaxy Digital:

“13 years in the past Bitcoin was launched. Although its creation garnered little fanfare, drawing the eyes and a spotlight of solely a few esoteric coders, its launch would show monumental, enabling anybody, anyplace on the earth to entry digitally scarce cash for the primary time and opening the door to protocols that might go on to energy the following iteration of the Web.”

Hassan Bassiri, VP of Portfolio Management at ARCA Funds:

“BTC is the gateway drug which opened everybody’s eyes to how bug digital units can really be. As the BTC ecosystem grows and it turns into a extra productive asset when it comes to lend/borrow and yield, we are able to count on extra entrants, analysis and alternatives with different currencies and blockchains.”

Laura Vidiella, Operations at FTX US Derivatives and former VP of Institutional Sales at Paradigm: 

“The BTC ecosystem will continue to see increased growth in products and capital in 2022. With the increasing offering in derivatives and structured products, traditional entities are deploying more capital by investing in yield generating strategies they are familiar with.”

Ian Kane, CEO & Co-Founder of Unbanked.com:

“Its creation transcended time zones, borders, and governments – and financially empowered millions of people across the world. It is a testament to human ingenuity and that one person (or group of people) anywhere in the world can create something with an impact bigger than themselves. The next 13 years are going to be even more influential than the last as everyone moves towards a Bitcoin standard.”

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Marc Yaklofsky, Head of Communications and Public Relations at Genesis Capital:

“There is an old Japanese proverb that goes, ‘Beginning is easy, continuing is hard.’ The journey to change the world has only just begun. Continue on, Bitcoin!”

Rich Rosenblum, Founder of GSR Markets:

“It is acceptable that Bitcoin is celebrating its bar mitzvah at this time. 2022 will probably be its first full 12 months with an ETF, and large unfold participation and adoption. Mazel Tov!”

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Meanwhile, President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele and Bitcoin proponent speculated that BTC will hit $100,000 this 12 months.

BTC rang within the new 12 months under $47,000 and was $46,100 at time of publication. Whether you’re bullish or bearish, the asset has come a great distance when it comes to adoption and safety.