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Bifrost price prediction: What is bifrost (BFC)?

By Peter Henn

Edited by Charlie Mellor

14:46, 10 January 2023

Bifrost logo on a dark blue background
Bifrost aims to help developers work across blockchains – Photo: Shutterstock

It claims to be able to help developers combine the best bits from different blockchains, but what is bifrost (BFC)? Let’s see what we can find out and also take a look at some of the bifrost price predictions that were being made as of 10 January 2023. 

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Bifrost explained

In the world of cryptocurrency, there is possibly nothing more powerful than the blockchain. These decentralised ledgers have helped take the idea of what is, at its most simple, virtual money and make it into a pretty big business.

While Bitcoin (BTC) helped pioneer the blockchain, it was networks like NXT and, perhaps more importantly, Ethereum (ETH) that helped open things up. What made Ethereum a success to the extent that its native coin, ether, is the second largest crypto, was that it allowed people to create programs, called decentralised applications (DApps) that used the blockchain as a base from which to operate. 

When something works well, it’s pretty much inevitable that there will be other things that either do exactly what it does or has the same aim but operates differently. After Ethereum made using smart contracts – computer programs that automatically execute once certain conditions are met – a viable prospect for DApp developers, other blockchains followed suit. 

While this was good news for the people behind the decentralised applications, it also caused a problem. Once someone chooses what blockchain they want their program to be based on, it is hard to change it. Keep in mind that blockchains are different, so they all have their particular strengths and weaknesses, which makes choosing the right one a crucial step in DApp development. 

That said, there are ways in which people can, at least in theory, mix and match when it comes to their blockchains, picking the bits that they think will worst best with their DApps from a variety of ledgers. Bifrost is a platform that allows people to do just that.

Operating as middleware, the idea is that it provides a link between blockchains. As the system’s whitepaper says: “Bifrost focuses on DApps’ practical services on blockchains. Bifrost provides a multiple blockchain platform where we can compose existing qualified blockchain systems as components and restructure DApps so that they can run on the combined blockchain systems. 

“Inside of the platform, Bifrost supports the entire process, from DApp deployment to DApp operation. In the deployment phase, Bifrost splits DApps’ codes into pre-designed blockchain parts and restructures them automatically. After the components are deployed in each position, Bifrost serves as a ‘Linker’, which communicates with deployed components and supports safe execution in the operation stage. Bifrost offers an improved DApp platform, which has the safety and the high performance of multiple blockchain systems.”

Every blockchain-based network needs its own native cryptocurrency, and Bifrost has the conveniently-named bifrost token. This crypto, which goes by the ticker handle bifrost, is designed to be used by the system’s DApp creators, who stake a certain amount of the token in order to gain access to the platform. 

It is important to note that bifrost (BFC) should not be confused with bifrost (BNC), which is a token designed to make working on the Polkadot (DOT) blockchain quicker and easier. Talking of blockchains, BFC is ultimately based on Ethereum, which means that it is a token, not a coin. You might see references to such things as a bifrost coin price prediction, but these are wrong. 

Bifrost price history

BFC price history chartBFC price history from launch to present – Credit: CoinMarketCap

Let’s now cast our eyes over the BFC price history. While past performance should never be taken as an indicator of future results, knowing what the token has done in the past can give us some much needed context when it comes to either making or interpreting a bifrost price prediction. 

When BFC first came onto the open market in late 2020, it was worth about $0.036. In early 2021, the crypto market enjoyed a boom phase and bifrost followed in its wake, topping $0.19 in April of that year.

A market downturn saw BFC spend the summer in the doldrums, but it skyrocketed in August, boosted, at least in part, by a listing on the Bithumb exchange that helped it reach an all-time high of $0.795 on 19 August. After that, though, it then fell and closed the year at $0.1997. 

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As far as cryptocurrency was concerned, 2022 was not exactly a good year – and BFC took its share of the damage as a series of market crashes sent it down to a low of $0.04052 on 18 June.

After that, there was a recovery, and it reached a high of $0.09881 on 5 November before the collapse of the FTX (FTT) exchange saw it enter a downward spiral that saw it close the year at $0.05198, recording an annual loss of nearly 75%.

Things got worse in the new year and BFC sank to a low of $0.0477 on 8 January before recovering somewhat to $0.05925 on 10 January 2023. At that time, there were a little over one billion BFC in circulation out of a total supply of just under 2.37 billion. This gave the token a market cap of around $64.8m, making it the 286th largest crypto by that metric.

Bifrost price prediction round-up

With that all said and done, let’s take a look at some of the bifrost price predictions that were being made as of 10 January 2023.

It is very important to remember that price forecasts, especially when it comes to a commodity that is as potentially volatile as cryptocurrency, very often turn out to be wrong. Also, it is worth keeping in mind that many long-term crypto price predictions are made using an algorithm, which means that they can change at any time.

At the time of writing, CoinCodex had a somewhat optimistic short-term bifrost price prediction for 2023 that outlined the token could rise to $0.061498 by 15 January before climbing to $0.076583 by 10 February. Appropriately, the site’s technical analysis was neutral, with 15 indicators sending out bullish signals and 12 making bearish ones.

Next, CoinArbitrageBot was also presented an upbeat BFC price prediction. The site estimated the crypto could trade at $0.17826 this year before reaching $0.31727 in 2024. The site went on to make a bifrost price prediction for 2025 that said the token could be worth $0.51334 that year and could even go on to $0.83058 the year after that. How much weight you give to this particular price prediction will depend on whether, having made sure to do your own research, you think that bifrost can rise by nearly 200% over the course of 2023 and whether you believe it can go up by about 1,200% in a little under four years.

Meanwhile, DigitalCoinPrice made a bifrost crypto price prediction that said that the token could be worth $0.12 this year, $0.15 next year and $0.21 in 2025 before hitting $0.27 in 2026. By 2028, the site predicted BFC could be worth $0.34 before possibly closing the decade at $0.45. The site then made a bifrost price prediction for 2030 that noted it could achieve $0.65, before it rose to $0.89 in 2031 and exceeded the dollar barrier to trade at $1.22 in 2032.

Finally, WalletInvestor had a far gloomier outlook in its bifrost price forecast. It indicated that BFC could face a pretty tough 12 months and said the site could collapse to $0.00387 by early January 2024.

When considering a BFC token price prediction, it’s important to keep in mind that cryptocurrency markets remain extremely volatile, making it difficult to accurately predict what a coin or token’s price will be in a few hours, and even harder to give long-term estimates. As such, analysts and algorithm-based forecasters can and do get their predictions wrong.

If you are considering investing in cryptocurrency coins and tokens, we recommend that you always do your own research. Look at the latest market trends, news, technical and fundamental analysis, and expert opinion before making any investment decision. Keep in mind that past performance is no guarantee of future returns. And never trade with money that you cannot afford to lose.

FAQs

Is bifrost a good investment?

It is hard to say. A lot will depend on how the crypto market behaves as a whole going forward. 

Remember, you should always carry out your own thorough research before making an investment. Even high market cap cryptocurrencies can be affected by bear markets. So investors should be prepared to make losses and never purchase more than they can afford to lose.

Will bifrost go up or down?

No one can really tell right now. While CoinArbitrageBot was optimistic, WalletInvestor took a far more downbeat stance. It is also worth keeping in mind that price predictions very often wind up being wrong, and that prices can, and do, go down as well as up. 

In volatile cryptocurrency markets, it is important to do your own research on a coin or token to determine if it is a good fit for your investment portfolio. Whether BFC is a suitable investment for you depends on your risk tolerance and how much you intend to invest, among other factors. Keep in mind that past performance is no guarantee of future returns. And never invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

Should I invest in bifrost?

Before you decide whether or not to invest in bifrost, you will need to do your own research, not only on BFC, but on other middleware tokens and coins. 

Ultimately, though, this is a question that you will have to answer for yourself. Before you do so, however, you will need to conduct your own research and never invest more money than you can afford to lose because prices can go down as well as up.

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