Bitcoin price in 2020 - all time highs in the Corona pandemic
The outbreak of the Corona virus and the resulting worldwide pandemic not only caught private individuals ice cold, but also hit the economy, especially the financial market, very hard. Even the Bitcoin price first had to get used to the new circumstances and was shaken up in mid-March with a price collapse to the low for the year of 4,339 euros - almost 5,000 euros less than in the previous month.
However, the world's best-known cryptocurrency was able to rehabilitate itself on the market much faster than the DAX or the Dow Jones and already reached the pre-Corona price level again in May 2020. The price of BTC was boosted by the long-awaited halving, the day on which the reward for a miner-created block of the Bitcoin blockchain is halved. This event, which takes place every four years (every 210,000 blocks to be precise), has been a catalyst for a rising price in the past and should have a positive impact on it this year too - despite Covid-19.
Unlike in the past, however, the Bitcoin price catapulted to unimagined heights in the second half of the year, which cannot be exclusively linked to the halving event. In December 2020, Bitcoin reached its own all-time high for the first time in three years, and while many expected another price slump like the one around the turn of the year 2018, the BTC price subsequently climbed steadily upwards and this week cracked the magic mark of 50,000 US dollars (approx. 42,000 euros). But what are the reasons behind this development?
Bitcoin Adoption - Paypal, Mastercard, BitBucks
First of all, it remains to be said that the development of the Bitcoin price in the past year fits in with the overall development of the cryptocurrency. Since 2009, the Bitcoin price has experienced an annual doubling. But unlike recently, several major players and companies have decided to add Bitcoin to their portfolios in recent months.
The entry of the online payment service PayPal, announced in autumn, gives 26 million merchants worldwide access to Bitcoin, while private users also have to overcome much lower barriers to invest in the cryptocurrency. Although Paypal per se is not a Bitcoin wallet like BitBucks, this news strengthens the position of digital currencies like Bitcoin against struggling fiat currencies like the euro or the US dollar.
In addition, other large companies are following PayPals lead, such as most recently the credit card provider Mastercard, and even the European Union, albeit more out of its own protective stance, is providing the necessary attention for digital currencies with stricter regulation of crypto-custody services.
Bitcoin as a means of payment - BitBucks and the better money
Bitcoin adoption continues to advance, resurrecting the digital coin as a crisis currency. By now, BTC is more than just the new gold, as it offers several use cases in direct comparison. With services like BitBucks, Bitcoin can be used in everyday life by everyone. If you thought you couldn't buy toilet paper or pay at a sushi restaurant with Bitcoin, the all-round Bitcoin wallet from BitBucks will prove you wrong.
Due to the positive development of the Bitcoin price, the cryptocurrency is becoming interesting for more and more businesses. The payment market seems to be ready for an additional payment alternative and we at BitBucks also feel the growing interest from retail, gastronomy and other businesses to accept Bitcoin. BTC is increasingly dominating daily events, which will further strengthen the Bitcoin price. The "better" money has proven itself as a crisis currency during the Corona pandemic - Bitcoin is the currency of the internet and the future!