2024 will see Binance lose its leadership position, a U.S. recession, new stablecoin market cap highs and a new peak price for Bitcoin, according to asset manager VanEck.BitcoinBTCtickers down$43,219
will hit a new all-time high in late 2024 because of a long-feared United States recession and regulatory shifts after the next U.S. presidential election, asset manager VanEck predicts.
On Dec. 8, VanEck made 15 crypto predictions for 2024, including price forecasts,
the timing of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) launches, the impact of the Bitcoin halving, and emerging dominant crypto platforms.
VanEck is among several firms, including BlackRock and Fidelity, that are vying for an approved spot Bitcoin ETF, as well as a spot Ethereum ETF.
$2.4 billion to flow into Bitcoin ETFs in Q1
VanEck is confident that the first spot Bitcoin ETFs will be approved in the first quarter of 2024. However, it also had a gloomy prediction for the U.S. economy.
“The US recession will finally arrive, but so will the first spot Bitcoin ETFs,”
it stated before predicting that “more than $2.4 billion may flow into these ETFs in Q1 2024 to support Bitcoin’s price.”إقرأ أيضا:Google responds to accusations of ads tracking data of children
The firm also stated that the BTC halving, due in April or May, “will see minimal market disruption,” but there will be a post-halving price rise.إقرأ أيضا:DeFi protocols Exactly, Harbor hacked in separate attacks
VanEck predicts that Bitcoin will make an all-time high in Q4 2024, “potentially spurred by political events and regulatory shifts following a U.S. presidential election.”
The U.S. presidential elections are scheduled to be held on Nov. 5, 2024.
Ether won’t flip Bitcoin
The firm also said it believes Ether
won’t likely flip Bitcoin in 2024 but will still outperform major tech stocks.
“Like past cycles, Bitcoin will lead the market to rally, and the value will flow into smaller tokens just after the halving. ETH won’t begin outperforming Bitcoin until
post-halving and may outperform for the year, but there will be no ‘flippening,’” writes VanEck.