The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has made six Bitcoin predictions for the new year via Twitter. The steepest thesis is likely to be that bitcoin will reach a price of 100,000 US dollars.
Nayib Bukele calls himself the CEO of El Salvador and acts like it. Cap backwards and pithy sayings are his thing. On New Year’s Sunday, he let his 3.2 million Twitter followers know what the new year would bring for bitcoin and El Salvador’s bitcoin ambitions. We take a look at them one by one.
Bukele expects bitcoin to reach a price target of $100,000 in 2022. Some other analysts have a similar view. However, it is also a fact that the world’s most important cryptocoin is currently trading at less than half of this value and even horror scenarios are circulating.
SpaceX is continuing to press ahead with the Starlink expansion. A total of 240 Internet satellites have now been launched into space within a month.
A Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX has put 60 more Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. The rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral Cosmodrome in the US state of Florida. The booster of the two-part rocket had already been used on five previous flights.
SpaceX had already carried 60 Starlink satellites into space on March 4, 11, and 14, 2021, respectively. Within just three weeks, the private space company has thus put 240 satellites into orbit. The total number now amounts to 1,385 Starlink satellites. Accordingly, SpaceX will soon have reached the planned number of around 1,500 satellites for the first phase.
Later, however, several tens of thousands of Starlink satellites are deployed, which will then primarily supply regions of the earth that have so far been poorly connected with fast Internet. The satellite-based Internet is already being used in initial tests in some USA, Canada, and England regions. According to the manufacturer, the test phase will be extended to Germany, New Zealand, and other regions in the United Kingdom from the middle of the year.