A panel of fintech specialists says that Bitcoin, the world’s most traded cryptocurrency, will surpass money issued by central banks as the dominant form of finance worldwide in less than 30 years with 54% of 42 crypto experts surveyed foreseeing so-called hyperbitcoinisation – or the moment that bitcoin overtakes global finance – occurring by 2050. But 44% of 41 respondents, including Lee Smales, an associate professor at the University of Western Australia, don’t think hyperbitcoinisation will occur at all. She says “Bitcoin (and many other cryptocurrency assets) will lose out to central bank digital currencies – many of which will be live by the end of the decade”.