St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has published an article about bitcoin where it says that the price has three most likely scenarios: indefinite/infinite appreciation, zero or somewhere in between. In our today’s bitcoin news we take a closer look at the article.
The authors David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak believe that bitcoin will likely get the third option: somewhere in between. They think that the reason why the price is being dragged down is because of the expanding supply of other altcoins. Since bitcoin doesn’t have s fixed supply, that doesn’t mean that bitcoin will continue to only increase. The demand is determined by the value. On the contrary, other tokens are launched constantly with many new features that are attractive for the market.
The Federal Reserve representatives noted:
‘’Consider the following thought experiment. A restaurant selling meals for $10 will happily accept payment in the form of one Hamilton bill ($10) or two Lincoln bills ($5). That is, the nominal exchange rate between Hamilton and Lincoln bills is 2:1. Now, suppose that the supply of Lincoln bills is increased but the supply of Hamilton bills remains the same. The exchange rate remains unaffected . That is, the increase in the supply of Lincoln bills has led to a decline in the purchasing power of both Lincoln bills and Hamilton bills, even though the supply of Hamilton bills has remained fixed. Might an expansion in the supply of Altcoin have a similar depressing effect on the price of Bitcoin?’’
However, they don’t believe that bitcoin will drop to zero but a huge amount of investors will also likely choose other cryptocurrencies with the ever-growing demand.
Bitcoin Goes Below And Above $4,000 Again: What’s Causing This Fluctuation?
- Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving in the bullish zone, with a positive bias.
- Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently correcting higher, but it is still well below the 50 level.
- Major Support Levels – $3,950 followed by $3,920.
- Major Resistance Levels – $4,000, $4,020 and $4,060
Bitcoin (BTC) Is Likely To Surge To $400k, According To Prominent Analyst
“$BTC Weekly Chart. Gandalf is holding $BTC below the mid $4,200 level. Bitcoin shall not pass the current resistance. So my target for the next drop has an aim at previous support near mid $3,500s,” he explained.https://twitter.com/Josh_Rager/status/1108205671659569152 Another chief market analyst at Think Markets UK named Naeem Aslam, also spoke about the key importance of the $4,000 level, noting that it will set a trend for which direction the markets could head next. As he said:
“Questions are being asked constantly when it comes to Bitcoin’s battle with the $4000 mark. The result of this battle sets the tone for a bullish or bearish trend. This price level has become a matter of death or life for crypto traders.”Aslam also believes that Bitcoin could eventually surge as high as $400k, even though the current price indicators don't show that. He explained:
“I personally believe that each Bitcoin can go up as much as $400K and if history repeats itself, this number is not a fool’s paradise. This is a simple math calculation: approximate percentage projection of the price which we experienced during the last bull run.”Another popular figure in the crypto industry named Ryan Selkis, spoke about the absurdity of purchasing a bottom in times when BTC has a massive potential. As he tweeted:
“I’d be extremely surprised if the bottom wasn’t in for this $BTC bear market. If you’ve been on the sidelines, what are you waiting for if not now? If you’re a long-term bull, the 5 year EV is 25-50x, and you’re going to wait to time an entry that’s 20% more attractive?”https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1108520333039058944
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