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BITCOIN'S 5TH EPOCH: PROPHECIES OF WHAT'S TO COME

• https://bitcoinmagazine.com, JOE RODGERS

Death and taxes and 21 million Bitcoin. That is what we know to be certain. The rest is conjecture. Today I wanted to share my big bets on the next halving. I am sure I will cringe in 4 years at some of these "prophecies" but some of them will come true. I don't have a ton of data to back up these predictions, some are gut feelings, others are random. All I know is that the future is weird.

3 ZETA HASH MINING

Based on my experience mining during the previous cycle, I learned a valuable lesson in trying to estimate hashrate, think log not linear. The current hashrate exceeded my expectations by a very long shot, so I I am going extra long on the next cycle. We are going to see more nation-states adopt and it is going to rip up. This is the way we conquer the stars.

5 COUNTRIES IN WESTERN HEMISPHERE DECLARE USDT LEGAL TENDER

Nations with high inflation and unstable currencies are exploring cryptocurrencies as legal tender, following El Salvador's example. Political movements in countries like Argentina and Venezuela show increasing public and legislative interest in digital currencies. Economic reports suggest that adopting digital currencies can reduce transaction costs and increase financial inclusivity.

APPLE INTEGRATES STABLECOINS INTO WALLET

Apple has historically adopted new financial technologies (slowly), however there's significant user interest in accessing stables alongside traditional banking in mobile wallet apps. Recent hires and patents by Apple in cryptocurrency and blockchain suggest future product offerings including digital currencies.

LIQUID'S GROWTH FUELED BY USDT

Liquid Network's total daily transaction volume is laughable today at the halving but as stablecoin regulation is put in place we will se an insane increase in demand for tether which will fuel Liquids growth. As of today, USDt on liquid is ~ $36,500,000 or 3.17% of total USDt supply. ($111,897,000,000). I expect > $1b to be issued on Liquid by next halving or > 2,600% increase. This is a wild guess which I am making based on the assumption that USDt dominoes falling into place on the other prophecies.