Find the best broker for your trading or investing needs When it comes to predictions about digital currencies like bitcoin (BTC), investors often turn to experts in the field. Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and a longtime bitcoin advocate, fits that bill nicely.

Now, Lee’s team of financial researchers has revealed a dramatically bullish prediction for the price of the world’s leading digital currency by market cap. Fundstrat’s Sam Doctor wrote late last week that the price of one BTC could climb to at least $20,000 and might soar as high as $64,000 sometime in 2019.

Fundstrat’s bullish call is related to the process of mining bitcoin as the cryptocurrency approaches its maximum supply of 21 million coins, according to newsbtc.com. The team believes that the cost of mining a single bitcoin has proved to be a solid support in the past; as the difficulty of mining increases while we approach the last bitcoin’s to be mined, this level of strong support will also increase.

Bitcoin recently passed the landmark of 17 million coins in supply, meaning that miners are getting relatively close to the pre-set maximum circulation. Fundstrat’s note suggested that “bitcoin miners verify and process transactions, supporting the network in exchange for mining rewards and transaction fees Read more from investopedia.com…

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