This week has been quite interesting for Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the most popular digital coin out there. However, the interesting appeal was not because of its new surge (which was quite minimal but important) – but the fact that even the biggest Bitcoin bulls are confident about a new price drop.
Despite Fundstrat’s Tom Lee who again reaffirmed his $25,000 to $30,000 Bitcoin price projection by December 2018, other bulls are not as optimistic and think that the BTC price may fall to the $5,000 region before recovering and initiating a new rally.
One of them is the ShapeShift CEO, Eric Voorhees and the cryptocurrency investor Anthony Pompliano, who is known as Pomp in the crypto waters. Both of these analysts recently stated that the bear market for Bitcoin is not over yet – and that the dominant cryptocurrency may see a drop to $5,000 just before it initiates another major rally.
Voorhees was a guest at the CNBC Crypto Trader show, where he stated:
“I don’t expect it (bear market) to end soon, although I do think that the rate of collapse has slowed considerably. Generally in these bubbles, after you go through several months of a downtrend you hang out in a range for a while… But I think we are done with a majority of the collapse.”
The founder and CEO of the major digital asset trading platform ShapeShift also noted that while the bear market for Bitcoin is not close to an end, the worst part of the correction has slowed down.
This, coupled with the fact that Bitcoin’s volatility has dropped to a 14-month low, are enough proof that the stability of BTC is quite weak – despite the recent gains that pushed Bitcoin near the $7,000 mark.
Pomp, on the other hand, is more pessimistic about the BTC price than Voorhes. As he wrote in his latest newsletter:
“The final data outputs left me with a few uncomfortable conclusions. The most notable one is that we are likely to see Bitcoin near $3,000 before we see Bitcoin at $10,000 again. If this is true, that means we still have ~50 percent price decrease to go. Things may get really, really ugly if this happens.”
Many analysts are seeing Bitcoin falling to $5,000, $4,000 and even as low as $3,000 before another mid-term rally occurs. However, they also believe that the resistance levels for BTC are right now set to $10,000 to $15,000 by the end of December, which gives many investors additional confidence about buying BTC at its lowest price.
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"We still think it’s the bottom of the first inning."The Winklevoss twins first invested in bitcoin back in 2013 and they said that at first bitcoin didn’t sound like a good idea but after a few tequila shots it started making sense. Now, they have about 1 percent of all bitcoin outstanding. The twins reportedly plowed millions from their settlement with Facebook into bitcoin of course. After they saw that the investment balloon will be estimated for billions of dollars, they claim to have taken away the sting from having Facebook kidnapped from them. The Wall Street Journal apparently asked them what happens when the twins meet with Zuckerberg at a crypto conference and the twins answered:
“Welcome to the party, what took you so long?”Regarding Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency is looking less as a cryptocurrency. David Marcus who works at the development center for Libra reportedly wrote to the lawmakers:
"We want, and need, governments, central banks, regulators, non-profits, and other stakeholders at the table and value all of the feedback we have received.”Meanwhile, the policymakers have a hard time to understand and to find a way how to handle Libra but they can’t stop bitcoin at least not anymore. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss noted:
"To shut down bitcoin you have to shut down the internet...like North Korea. Countries will have to play with it."As per the coming altcoin news, the twins see future where Zcash and Ethereum will have a very important role mainly because of their privacy features. As for Gemini, the competitive landscape is only warming up. Poloniex, for example, allowed purchasing cryptocurrency by using credit and debit cards, Binance is coming to the United States and CEX.io also opened a new US office.
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‘’It’s out of the question to allow them to develop in a regulatory void for their financial service activities, because it’s just too dangerous. We have to move more quickly than we’ve been able to do up until now.’’The entire ECB executive board believes that digital currencies will represent the ‘’wake-up call’’ for regulators around the world. He believes that this could result in regulatory entities making improvements in their operations. Facebook’s plan is to launch a digital currency which will trigger central banks and all policymakers across the world. The U.S. congressional committee asked the social media giant to stop the operations regarding Libra. Also, the House Financial Services Committee noted issues that touch the security nature of the cryptocurrency and Facebook’s troubled past regarding data privacy:
‘’Because Facebook is already in the hands of over a quarter of the world’s population, it is imperative that Facebook and its partners immediately cease implementation plans until regulators and Congress have an opportunity to examine these issues and take action.’’The House Financial Services Committee also warned that if Facebook decides and launches Libra prior to the legislative solutions, the result will be a new ‘’Swiss-based financial system that is too big to fail.’’ The committee also stated that it will further hold public hearings on crypto-related matters next week. As noted in the latest cryptocurrency news, the Reserve Bank Of Australia Governor Philip Lowe indicated there are a lot of regulatory issues regarding Libra. In Asia, the Bank of Japan also warned that Libra poses a huge threat to the current financial systems.
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