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Here’s 5 Reasons to Stay Bullish on Bitcoin

Here's 5 Reasons to Stay Bullish on Bitcoin

Here’s 5 Reasons to Stay Bullish on Bitcoin

The trough of disillusionment can be soul-crushing for any investor.

It’s that period of time just after the initial hype wears off. Even though the technology had the public’s attention for awhile, it is now passé and just an outdated story. The world moves on, distracted by other shiny objects that capture its attention.

Interestingly enough, this is also the same period when venture capitalists, engineers, and problem solvers convene to actually build out the given technology. The best and most extreme example of this is virtual reality, which endured a trough of disillusionment for decades. People were talking about VR back in the ’90s, but it took many years for the practical technology to fully catch up to the idea. Now, virtual reality is finally emerging from the trough and people are excited again – this time about products like the Oculus Rift.

The same trough of disillusionment has temporarily captured Bitcoin, the blockchain, and their derivatives. The million dollar question is: when will Bitcoin re-emerge?

We think that cryptocurrency will remain in the trough for some time, but there are many reasons to believe that a robust foundation is being built for these technologies.

Here are five reasons to be bullish on Bitcoin:

  1. Venture capitalists continue to invest in Bitcoin. In 2015, $1 billion was invested in startups focusing on the technology, a 300% increase.
  2. Daily transaction volume and users continue to increase. There are 10,000 new users every day.
  3. Bitcoin has been declared dead by media 72 times, and it has survived 48 scandals. Resilience is key.
  4. Blockchain technology has been proposed for use in 90+ different purposes, ranging from networks of ownerless, self-driving cars to financial derivatives. By the way, the big banks announced even they are using blockchain technology for payments.
  5. There are now 29 bitcoin-friendly nations.

Still not convinced? See how bitcoin will disrupt banking in an infographic we put together months ago.

Original graphic by: Holy Transaction

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