Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest Predicts Bitcoin Could Exceed $1M by 2030

Wood previously predicted bitcoin would reach $500,000 by 2026.
Cathie Wood, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of ARK Investment Management LLC, speaks during the Sooner Than You Think conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. From AI-enabled robo-investing to the implications for retail of a cashless world to the impact on monetary policy if and when governments move to digital tender, technological innovation is rapidly changing our relationship to money, creating major new opportunities but also creating poorly understood risks. Photographer: Alex Flynn/Bloomberg

ARK Investment Management, the firm led by star manager Cathie Wood, predicts that bitcoin’s price could exceed $1 million by 2030 as the cryptocurrency’s global usage is still only in its early days.

“Bitcoin’s market capitalization still represents a fraction of global assets and is likely to scale as nation-states adopt [it] as legal tender,” wrote ARK analyst Yassine Elmandjra in the firm’s “Big Ideas 2022” outlook report, which was released on Tuesday.

ARK added in its bitcoin outlook that the cryptocurrency is taking market share as a global settlement network. According to ARK’s research, bitcoin’s cumulative transfer volume increased by 463% in 2021, and its annual settlement volume has surpassed Visa’s annual payments volume.

Technological advancements such as the Taproot upgrade and Lightning Network may also help bitcoin to scale. And institutional ownership of bitcoin will also broaden, according to ARK.

Last year, Wood herself predicted that bitcoin would reach $500,000 by 2026.