Realistic but simplistic model for the market cap of bitcoin compared to gold
Calculated this in 5 min after seeing the topic on roger ver and 234 billions market cap This is a very simplistic assumption but useful to have an idea of what kind of numbers we are talking about in 2013, around 2900 tons of gold were mined. At an average of 40 000 usd per kg of gold (I didn't calculate the average for 2013 but I used today's value of gold, knowing that the average for 2013 was higher than that), the total value of the gold mined in 2013 would be around 120 billions of dollars. Considering that Bitcoin has the potential to be superior to gold in almost every way to store value (and move it in the case of bitcoin), let's imagine Bitcoins takes over 1 to 10% of the total gold market. That means that you could support a bitcoin production of 1.2 to 12 billions of dollars a year. 3,2 to 32 millions $ per day. That's 888$ to 8888$ per bitcoin at 3600 bitcoins mined a day. You can double that price after the next halving and so on.
I'd like to see some general comparisons between bitcoins and precious metals, should either or both become a general currency (again). Are they competitors? Could both be used as currencies side-by-side?
Gold is expensive to store securely. Gold is extremely expensive and slow to transport securely, especially large amounts. Gold is heavy, it takes up space. You can't walk very far carrying a lot of gold. You can't swim at all with more than a few coins of gold. Gold can be confiscated. Gold has already been confiscated by the US government. Highway robbers, corrupt border guards, pirates, and others can merely kill you, then take any gold you were transporting. Tungsten's density is very close to that of gold. There are now gold-coated tungsten bars in circulation. It requires special equipment and know-how to detect gold-coated tungsten. Gold has intrinsic value, but it's on par with aluminum and copper. Besides, the point of money is to have little or no intrinsic value.
Bitcoin is easy and inexpensive to store securely. Bitcoin is inexpensive to transport, and compared to gold, transporting Bitcoin is 'instantaneous'. Bitcoin weighs nothing and takes up little, if any space. Bitcoin cannot be detected and can pass right through any border or airport. Bitcoin won't stop refugees from walking long distances, nor from swimming across rivers. Bitcoin cannot be confiscated. Robbers, pirates, corrupt cops, soldiers, etc. won't know you own any (unless you tell them), and they cannot merely kill you and take your Bitcoin. Bitcoin can be sent across the Internet. Bitcoin has no intrinsic value.
Money does not need intrinsic value. In fact, the whole idea of money is to use something with little or no intrinsic value in order to facilitate trade. When people trade items with intrinsic value for other items with intrinsic values, that's called "barter" and no "money" is involved. People who throw the "intrinsic value" term around usually don't know what it means. Investopedia says: What Is Intrinsic Value? Intrinsic value is a measure of what an asset is worth. This measure is arrived at by means of an objective calculation or complex financial model, rather than using the currently trading market price of that asset. Wikipedia says: In finance, intrinsic value or fundamental value is the "true, inherent, and essential value" of an asset independent of its market value. So, technically, Bitcoin has no intrinsic value, but that's okay. Fiat money has no intrinsic value, either. Gold has a little bit of intrinsic value, about on par with copper or aluminum. Again: Bitcoin is the strongest, soundest money ever used, even though it does not have much, if any, "intrinsic value".
The crypto analysts & exchanges should stop comparing Bitcoin to Altcoins and start comparing Bitcoin to Fiat, Gold, Equity, & Bonds since those assets hold 99.9% of the monetary energy in the world. (x-post from /r/Cryptocurrency)
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