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BitDAO price prediction: Is the Web3 DAO token a good buy?

10:00, 19 August 2022

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The price for the BitDAO cryptocurrency has retreated in recent days after soaring in the past month amid news of a contribution to its treasury and a fund to accelerate third-generation Internet (Web3) adoption in Africa.

Decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) have grown in popularity as blockchain and cryptocurrency developers push to apply the full benefits of the decentralised nature of blockchain networks and smart contracts in managing community-based projects.

How does BitDAO work and what is a realistic BitDAO price prediction? In this article we look at the project’s recent developments and the latest price forecasts to help you decide whether to consider it as an investment.

What is BitDAO?

BitDAO launched in August 2021raised $230m in June 2021 from a private sale led by Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, Pantera Capital and Dragonfly Capital among others.

The DAO is a collective of contributors who hold its BIT tokens. As a DAO, it has no founders or centralised development team. Instead, any individuals, development teams and research labs can submit proposals for the direction of the project, upgrades to the protocol, token swaps or partnerships, and token holders vote on whether to implement them. 

BitDAO claims to be “one of the world's newest and largest decentralized autonomous organizations, formed with the vision of leveling the economic playing field for every person in the world through the acceleration of the decentralized tokenized economy.”

Cryptocurrency exchange Bybit pledged to contribute 2.5bps of its futures contracts trading volume to the BitDAO treasury, which was equivalent to $1b annually in 2021. The treasury “can be used to provide liquidity to partners, and bootstrap new protocols such as decentralized exchanges (DEX), lending and synthetics protocols.” 

Rather than developing a single blockchain, BitDAO “aims to support blockchain technologies through grants (à la Gitcoin), and support existing and emerging projects through token swaps,” according to its launch announcement.

“BitDAO’s vision is open finance and a decentralized tokenized economy… With no signup process, no middlemen approvals, no middleman execution, DeFi will fundamentally disrupt traditional finance and is likely to become a trillion dollar sector.”

The third-generation Internet, known as Web3, is centred on decentralised, peer-to-peer networks that enable users to take control of their data and provide them with enhanced privacy.

“Web3 is a collective pursuit. And BitDAO is leveraging its billions in assets to grow an ecosystem of Autonomous Entities (AEs) with a shared vision for the future,” according to the BitDAO website. “These organizations are purpose-built to drive the development of Web3 tools and technologies across industries including arts, education, media, finance, gaming, and technology.”

BitDAO has allocated over $638m across Autonomous Entities (AEs) and labs. It held more than $1.63b in its treasury, as of 18 August.

BitDAO token price history

BitDAO’s BIT cryptocurrency token started trading at $1.50 on 17 August 2021. The price moved up to $1.77 on 19 August but then dropped to $1.24 by 7 September. 

The BIT price climbed as the token followed the cryptocurrency markets higher in November – a rally led by Web3 and metaverse-focused coins and tokens. BIT reached its highest price to date of $3.09 on 12 November.

But, as cryptocurrency markets retreated and turned bearish, the BIT price fell to $1.71 in mid-December. After a brief uptick in January above $2, the price has been in decline for most of 2022, reaching $0.4049 on 18 June. BIT has risen from the lows as crypto markets have attempted to move higher. 

BitDAO all-time performance chart

Project developments lift BIT price

On 20 July, Bybit said it had made an $89m contribution in ether (ETH), tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC) and BIT to the BitDAO treasury for June. 

On 21 July, BitDAO hosted a discussion on a proposal to launch a Layer 1 blockchain with BIT as its native cryptocurrency. The blockchain would be optimised for Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) decentralised apps (dApps) such as derivatives decentralised exchanges (DEXs) and gaming, as well as DAO operations, participation, tokenomics and chain bridging.

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On 10 August, BitDAO announced that “AfricaDAO's proposal to accelerate Web3 adoption across Africa has been approved to receive $20M in funding”. 

According to the proposal

“Africa is poised to be disrupted by web3 because it’s the fastest growing and youngest population continent on the planet with great smartphone penetration (~50%), 4G internet user-base growth, (going from 150M in 2022 to 300M by 2025) and increasing crypto adoption due to hyperinflation, instability, and high unemployment… In order to scale globally, BitDAO will need to engage millions of users around the world. By positioning itself to support one of the largest, fastest growing, and most promising markets, BitDAO stands to benefit immensely.”

The announcements in July lifted the BIT price back above $0.50. It rallied further to reach $0.7937 on 6 August. The token has sold off in the past week, retreating to a low of $0.4986 on 16 August.

What could the price move mean for the token’s future value? Let’s look at the BIT price prediction outlook.

BitDAO price prediction: is the coin a buy or sell after recent moves?

The short-term outlook for the BitDAO price was bearish, according to data compiled by CoinCodex, with 24 technical analysis indicators showing bearish signals compared with four bullish signals, as of 18 August. 

The price has fallen below the 50-day simple moving average, which switched to a sell signal on 16 August. 

With BIT trading at $0.51 at the time of writing (18 August), CoinCodex’s BitDAO price prediction showed the token rising by 7.01% to $0.548116 by 23 August but slipping to $0.482646 by 15 September.

Wallet Investor’s BitDAO price prediction for 2022 was bearish, estimating that the token could fall to $0.0545 by the end of the year. The site’s algorithm forecast that the price could drop further to $0.0228 by the end of 2023 and $0.004089 by the end of 2025.

The BitDAO crypto price prediction from GovCapital raised questions about the token’s future, projecting that the price could drop to zero in September.

DigitalCoinPrice’s BitDAO coin price prediction was bullish, projecting that the price could rise from $0.67 in 2022 to $0.73 in 2023. Based on historical data, the website’s BitDAO price prediction for 2025 saw the token averaging $1.02 and then moving up to $2.35 in 2030.

Price Prediction was even more bullish in its long-term forecast, estimating that the token could average $0.86 in 2022, $1.25 in 2023 and $2.70 in 2025. The website’s deep artificial intelligence-assisted technical analysis generated a BitDAO price prediction for 2030 of $17.14.

If you are looking for a BitDAO price prediction to decide whether to invest in the token, it’s important to keep in mind that cryptocurrency markets remain extremely volatile, making it difficult to accurately predict what a coin’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 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 invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

FAQs

Is BitDAO a good investment?

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 the token is a suitable investment for you will depend on your risk tolerance and how much you intend to invest.

Will the BitDAO price go up or down?

The potential for the BIT token price could depend on its adoption in the cryptocurrency community and the direction of the crypto markets. You should do your own research to come up with an informed view of where the coin could trade in the future.

Should I invest in BitDAO?

The decision to invest in an asset is a personal one that depends on your specific circumstances, risk tolerance and portfolio composition.

If you are considering investing in cryptocurrency 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 invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

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