To illustrate the point, the strategist compared the gains between bitcoin and electric carmaker Tesla’s stock. Tesla’s shares, which were added to the broader S&P 500 index on Monday, have soared more than 676% so far this year. Meanwhile, bitcoin has risen about 220% year-to-date as of midnight EST Tuesday, according to Coin Metrics. “If we look at the astronomical rise in the equities market, bitcoin’s rise actually doesn’t feel so wild,” Demirors said.
Following sharp declines early in 2020, markets across the globe have been powered mostly by unprecedented monetary stimulus introduced by central banks worldwide in a bid to keep the economy running. Beyond investors’ shifting perceptions of volatility, Demirors added that the industry surrounding bitcoin has matured and evolved over the last two years.