$20 Trillion Baby Boomer Wealth Transfer Could Push Bitcoin to $600,000

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In the near future, the wealth accumulated by baby boomers will be inherited by younger generations. According to Noelle Acheson, the former head of market insights at Genesis Global Trading, this generational wealth transfer is likely to drive significant investment into cryptocurrencies.

Acheson predicts that up to $20 trillion could be directed into the crypto market, as outlined in her newsletter “Crypto is Macro Now.” A recent survey by Bank of America revealed that around $84 trillion is expected to be passed from baby boomers to Gen X and millennials over the next decade.

The report highlights that these younger generations have different investment preferences compared to their predecessors. Only 4% of wealthy Americans—those with over $3 million in assets—aged 44 and older believe that cryptocurrencies have more growth potential than traditional stocks and bonds. In contrast, 28% of younger individuals think crypto will outperform these traditional investments.

“If the inheriting generation follows the investment preferences indicated by the survey, approximately 24% of the wealth transfer (derived from the 28% of the younger group who favor crypto minus the 4% from the older group) could be invested in the crypto market,” Acheson explains. This implies that nearly $20 trillion could enter the crypto space within the next decade.

Currently, the entire crypto sector is valued at $2.3 trillion, according to CoinGecko. This influx of capital could potentially increase the sector’s size tenfold. Acheson estimates that Bitcoin and Ethereum could collectively receive about $10 trillion, with the remaining funds likely flowing into decentralized finance (DeFi), memecoins, and other crypto projects.

At present, Bitcoin’s market value is close to $1.2 trillion, and Ethereum’s is around $402 billion. If Ethereum’s market value continues to be roughly one-third of Bitcoin’s after the wealth transfer, this influx could push Bitcoin’s value to approximately $600,000 and Ethereum’s to $32,000.

“There are certainly many factors that could negatively impact this projection over the next 10 years,” Acheson cautions. “The outlook for crypto could deteriorate, or new alternative asset classes might become more popular. However, the impact of the wealth transfer is a significant factor that is often overlooked.”

As of the latest data, Bitcoin has decreased by 2% in the past 24 hours, trading at $60,956, while Ethereum has fallen by 0.1%, now priced at $3,363.

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