Tom Lee, the co-founder and strategist of the
Fundstrat market research company, claimed that the value of
the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin will continue to rise. The
cryptocurrency will achieve substantial gains because the
millennial generation is interested in it, according to Lee.
He added that the way millennials will power Bitcoin today is
similar to how the baby boomers bolstered the stock market in
In an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Dec. 12,
2017, Lee claimed that the millennials are very interested in
digital businesses, social media and Bitcoin. He further stated
that the population group still has over 20 years to go before
its numbers peak.
“I think what viewers have to appreciate is, this is a
millennial story. The average millennial is 25 today. The
boomers were 25 in 1982, so what did the boomers drive from
1982 to the peak population of the boomers, which was ’99?
The S&P 500…Millennials have
great interest in digital businesses, social media and
Bitcoin and the millennial population is not going to peak
Previous predictions from Lee
During an interview in October 2017, Lee has predicted that Bitcoin price will
continue to rise to reach $25,000 by 2022.
During 2017, Bitcoin has posted eye-popping 1,700 percent of
growth to hit more than $17,000 per token in December, and if
this dynamic continues into 2018, Lee’s prediction might end up
not too far off.
The launch of Bitcoin futures by the CME Group and the Chicago Board Options Exchange
(CBOE) is expected to drive Bitcoin price further and pave
the way for the introduction of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), which might
further impact the price.