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In a televised interview with Bloomberg today, Gatecoin’s marketing chief and head of business development for Asia Pacific Thomas Glucksmann was led onto the subject of bitcoin’s “fair value”, at a time when prices are nearing $10,000 – a remarkable 10x gain since the turn of the year. The bitcoin executive professed the market remains relatively “illogical” compared to traditional financial assets where price predictions are analyzed over usual valuation metrics.

Asked if it was “impossible” to determine bitcoin’s fair value, Glucksmann acknowledged and replied:

I would still argue that it is highly, highly undervalued. If you look at the long-term potential of the technology in the next 10, 20, 30 years, $10,000 is cheap in my opinion.

While bitcoin is now seen in the mainstream as a store of value among retail investors, it remains a peer-to-peer decentralized electronic cryptocurrency, a fact Glucksmann is keen to point out even if or when the cryptocurrency is valued at a million dollars. “Bitcoin is divisible up to 8 decimal places,” the Gatecoin executive told the interviewer, referring to the smallest fraction of a Bitcoin, also known as Satoshis (0.00000001 BTC – a hundredth of a millionth BTC).

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