Maintaining the current rate of uptake, companies operating on blockchain technology could experience an increase in their market values. Coutts has indicated that elementary regression analyses suggest the blockchain industry could achieve a valuation ranging from $5 trillion to $14 trillion upon reaching a user base of 100 million. This is a significant leap from the present valuation of $350 billion.
Coutts’s forecasts align with trends that demonstrate a persistent interest in blockchain. Despite a slump in the market, the cryptocurrency sector saw a development growth of 5% in 2022. Furthermore, a 2022 Celent survey revealed that 91% of institutional investors show interest in investing in tokenized assets — these are tokens on the blockchain that signify ownership of tangible and intangible assets.
Coutts cautions, however, that such straightforward projections should not be the sole basis for valuing companies. Despite their simplicity, they highlight a direct correlation between the number of users and asset prices, suggesting that as blockchain adoption grows, the valuation of certain assets is likely to increase substantially.