Peter Diamandis, founder and chairman of the X-Prize Foundation, co-founder of several innovative start-ups and named in 2014 one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine, forecasts that 2015 could be a good year for Bitcoin. And, contrary to other opinions, he doesn’t consider Apple Pay as a Bitcoin competitor.
In a post entitled “My Top Tech Picks for 2015“, he writes:
“Bitcoin: While 2014 was a rough year for bitcoin (it was ranked the “worst performing currency”), I am optimistic that 2015 will be a better year for the cryptocurrency. Weak currencies and uncertainty in the global economy, emerging smartphone markets in developing countries (billions coming online for the first time), better “interfaces”, and more commercial adopters who accept bitcoin as a form of payment will all play a role in a brighter bitcoin future. Finally it’s worth noting that Apple Pay will ultimately teach an entire generation how to navigate life without cash… making the transition to bitcoin natural and easy.”