Bitcoin capitalization surpasses that of Coca-Cola and Netflix, and the number of Bitcoin-ATMs has grown by 83% in 2020

2 min readNov 9, 2020

Bill Miller: Every investment bank will want to buy Bitcoin

Legendary investor Bill Miller stated that the risks of bitcoin price zeroing are “lower than ever before” and predicted an increase in institutional investment in cryptocurrency.

“The bitcoin story is very easy, it’s supply and demand. Bitcoin’s supply is growing around 2.5% a year and the demand is growing faster than that,” he said.

After MicroStrategy’s $425 million purchase of bitcoin, Square’s $50 million investment, and the integration of cryptocurrencies into the PayPal wallet, Miller believes every major investment bank and company will eventually want to own cryptocurrency. He added that Bitcoin has performed well over the past three-, five- and ten-year periods.

Bitcoin surpasses Coca-Cola, Netflix and Disney in terms of capitalization

In early September, BTC’s market capitalization was at $190 billion, when the price of the cryptocurrency was hovering around $10,000.

However, over the past two months, the asset’s price has grown by more than 50% to the levels above $15,000, thanks to which the market capitalization has reached $280 billion. By this indicator, Bitcoin has surpassed most large US companies.

In the rating of the capitalization of American public companies, Bitcoin would take the 18th place between Home Depot with $306 billion and Verizon with $242 billion.

Companies that BTC has surpassed in recent months include such names as Netflix, PayPal, Coca-Cola, and Disney.

In 2020, the number of Bitcoin-ATMs has increased by 83%

The number of cryptocurrency ATMs has reached 11,665, CoinATMRadar portal reports.

At the beginning of the year there were 6,372 of them, which indicates an increase of 83%. According to CoinATMRadar, an average of 23 new devices are installed per day, or almost one ATM per hour.

More than 79% of exchangers are in the USA. At the same time, since 2019, their number has grown by 2.2 times: 4,213 in 2019 and 9,242 in 2020.

The first bitcoin ATM appeared in 2013 — it was installed by Robocoin in a Vancouver coffee shop.