Sneak Peek! 2024 is Absolutely the Year Bitcoin Becomes Mainstream
We’re in the year 1994 if you compare the trajectory of crypto to that of the internet in the early 1990s. | Source: Shutterstock
By CCN: Bitcoin may be a decade old, but we’re still in the early stages. In fact, we’re so early that a Medium article revealed that we’re in the year 1994 if you compare crypto’s trajectory to that of the internet in the early 1990s. Nevertheless, mass adoption is coming at a rapid rate and our research shows that we are half a decade away from that dream. In this article, we explain why 2024 is the year that cryptocurrencies become mainstream.
The Number of Bitcoin Users Will Definitely Explode in 2024
It is quite difficult to get the precise number of bitcoin users today, but there are figures that give us a good estimate. For instance, the Bitcoin Market Journal reveals that there are 32 million bitcoin wallets. More than half of those wallets (53%) are used for either long-term investment or speculation.
So let’s say there are 32 million bitcoin users today. By 2024, that number is expected to swell by 525%. According to a report, experts predict the exponential rise of bitcoin users from 32 million this year to 200 million in the next five years. At that point, bitcoin’s purpose would have evolved. On top of investment and speculation, casual consumers will welcome bitcoin as a safe store of value and digital money.