31 Dec Bitcoins popularity in the media won’t happen again like 2017 until it breaks 40k, 50k, or more
Bitcoin is just now starting to be mentioned in the main stream news media. This is a good thing. Institutional investment in Bitcoin is passingly interesting. Bitcoin surpassing it’s previous ATH is a bullet point. Bitcoin doubling its ATH is a headline.
This is a purely psychological issue, going from 2,000 to 10,000 is news worthy, because there’s such a huge difference in those price points and people can work with those numbers easier in their heads. Makes for catchy headlines, journalists do their jobs the hype train leaves the station and it rockets to double the price.
However, as numbers grow in size the anchor points become more and more spread out. So when Bitcoin regained and passed it’s previous ATH this was huge news for people that follow Bitcoin. But to people who don’t, it barely registers. Getting to 40k, doubling it’s ATH! Now that’s newsworthy to the casual observer, that generates headlines, that generates clicks. Once it breaks 50k then it’s halfway to an order of magnitude change. 100k? You won’t be able to look at any media without seeing Bitcoin everywhere.
The path there whether long or short will be an easy to follow graph for media organizations to display in made for tv graphics. It’s real meme material. And when that happens then we see some real major fomo growth rockets to the moon.
TLDR;. Bitcoin is going to the moon, it’s not news til it’s halfway there, or at least twice as far as it’s been before.