Wall Street has been notoriously sceptical of cryptocurrencies, but there's some bullish forecasting from Goldman Sachs on the prospects for Bitcoin.
The bank said the $100,000 price milestone often touted by advocates of the digital coin is very much a possibility as it continues to win market share from gold.
Goldman said that while Bitcoin's consumption of natural resources may be a barrier to institutional adoption, this wouldn't hurt demand for the asset.
Bitcoin is currently trading at around $46,000, having hit a new high of $69,000 last year.
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Markets struggled in Asia on Wednesday following a tepid lead from Wall Street, with inflation and expected interest rate hikes returning to the key focus of concerns as Omicron fears fade for now. Wellington, Taipei and Jakarta rose along with Manila where trading resumed after being cancelled on Tuesday owing to a technical glitch. Tokyo was flat with the yen holding losses at a four-year low against the dollar.
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Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/05/ftse-100-markets-live-news-pound-energy-gas-prices/461