After a much-needed crypto winter, cryptocurrencies are warming up for the next bull market. I say much-needed as the bear market helped in cleansing the excesses. The next bull run will likely be bigger than before. Bitcoin (BTC-USD) has surged by over 60% for year-to-date 2023. But it’s still a good time to look at some cryptos to buy and hold through the decade.
There needs to be high conviction when the investment horizon is more than five years. Therefore, my focus in this column is limited to buying blue-chip cryptos. A portfolio of these cryptocurrencies will likely have millionaire-making potential by 2030.
I would emphasize here that investors should look at emerging names among cryptos. However, a small allocation can be made towards high-risk bets like equities. If the project gains traction, 100x or higher returns are not abnormal in the world of cryptocurrencies.
Let’s discuss three blue-chip cryptos to buy to make a million dollars by 2030.
Cryptos to Buy: Bitcoin (BTC)
Bitcoin has surged by 68% in the first quarter of 2023. I believe that the cryptocurrency is poised to make new highs in the next 24 months. Further, the uptrend is likely to sustain beyond this period.
There are two reasons to be bullish in the foreseeable future. First, policymakers will shift toward expansionary policy later in 2023. This would imply a weak dollar and a rally for all risky asset classes.
Furthermore, Bitcoin halving is due in 2024. Going by the historical trend, the cryptocurrency surges higher after the halving event.
Research indicates that Bitcoin adoption will likely be around 10% by 2030. With limited supply, Bitcoin will continue to trend higher on wider adoption. There are already two countries where Bitcoin is accepted as a legal currency. More countries will likely accept Bitcoin as legal tender. That’s another upcoming catalyst for the cryptocurrency.
Binance Coin (BNB)
Cryptocurrency exchanges have suffered in the bear market as speculative activity declined. However, as Bitcoin trends higher, there is a strong case for a revival in trading volumes. Therefore, I am bullish on Binance.
It’s worth noting that Binance has strong fundamentals. The company has been using its cash buffer to pursue acquisitions. The exchange will likely maintain a healthy market share with an increasing presence.
Besides acquiring crypto exchanges in Japan and Korea, Binance has established a strong presence in the East.
Binance Labs, an investment arm of the exchange, has invested in more than 100 projects from 25 countries. Last year, Binance Labs raised $500 million for investment in Web 3.0, Blockchain, and other technologies. In the coming years, these investments will deliver value.
Ethereum (ETH-USD) has underperformed Bitcoin in the year’s first three months. However, I can say with some conviction that ETH will outperform in the next few years. The blue-chip cryptocurrency seems significantly undervalued, and the merge factor is yet to be discounted.
With the shift to proof-of-stake, Ethereum’s transaction cost will improve. Further, energy consumption is likely to decline significantly. ESG investors will find Ethereum attractive.
Last year, Vitalik Buterin mentioned that Ethereum development would be 55% complete after the merge. As a comparison, Bitcoin is 80% complete in terms of development.
Buterin believes that at the end of the roadmap, Ethereum can process 100,000 transactions per second. Clearly, there are reasons to be bullish, and Ethereum is worth holding in the core cryptocurrency portfolio. From a technical perspective, a breakout above $2,000 will likely push the cryptocurrency significantly higher.
On the date of publication, Faisal Humayun did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.