The co-founder of Fundstrat, Tom Lee, is in the latest Bitcoin news – again for his (quite unusual) price predictions about the price of the largest cryptocurrency by market cap. According to Lee, the Bitcoin price target of $15,000 is still possible.
Lee’s new prediction is a dramatic drop from his bullish $25,000 price target from early 2018, when the crypto market seemed poised for a major explosion. As he told CNBC on November 20th:
“Global markets have seen liquidity dry up, and bitcoin is not necessarily a value asset — so as growth stocks, tech, and FAANG come under pressure, it’s going to hurt bitcoin. The downturn in FAANG is hurting those owning bitcoin.”
Despite the killer downward trend that Bitcoin is facing right now, Lee remains bullish about crypto and believes that we are merely undergoing an “awkward transition.”
As he stated, crypto still has a bright long-term future ahead and there is no doubt that institutional investors will start coming around.
Bitcoin plunged 16% Tuesday and fell as low as $4,200.22.
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 20, 2018
““The next wave of adoption is institutional,” Lee said. “There is a crossover happening. This is just an awkward transition.”
He also said that institutional investors will start making giant leaps into crypto. As he revealed:
“Institutional backing will come soon. You will get it partly through infrastructure, like Bakkt, which is launching soon. Part of it is going to come through regulatory clarity.”
Tom Lee concluded by saying that the regulatory scrutiny of crypto scams would benefit the industry by easing consumer and institutional anxiety about the burgeoning industry.
“Digital assets are going to be relevant in a world where growth is increasingly digital,” Lee said. “So bitcoin is a real bet on [the future].”
Analysts Confirm: The Bomb Threats Aren’t The Reason For The BTC Price Drop
“Please be advised – there is an email being circulated containing a bomb threat asking for bitcoin payment. While this email has been sent to numerous locations, searches have been conducted and NO DEVICES have been found.”Also, it is highly unlikely that the bomb threats cause the price to decline because the closing of the investigation would lead for the value of BTC to rise since there were no devices discovered that were connected to the bomb threats.
Coinbase Adds PayPal Withdrawals To Its Platform (For U.S. Citizens)
“There is new technical work to make this possible, and that was done in conjunction with PayPal.”However, this Friday Osgood wrote that the partnership provides Coinbase customers an alternative to the traditional federal wire or automated clearing house (ACH) network that they were required to use. As he said:
“These traditional finance networks can add up to two business days to a withdrawal. We’re always looking for ways to not only meet the bar set by traditional finance, but raise it. That’s why we rebuilt our integration to ensure that the speed and reliability of PayPal withdrawals does just that.”The service is for now only available to customers in the United States, but could continue to be added to other nations across 2019, as Osgood wrote.
Bitcoin Plunges To A Yearly Low, Market Is ‘Prepared’ To Go Below $100 Billion
“As BTC is approaching the target of the 2014 fractal the targets of most people change from 3k to 1k and even lower. I still think $2,700 is an excellent place to buy if we should go there. ‘History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.’”Currently, there is a big risk in shorting and longing Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies in the market, which is why investors are observing the short-term trend of the crypto market by holding out on their trading activity.
Circle CEO: ‘’Bitcoin Will Be Worth A Great Deal More Than Today’’
“I don’t make significant price predictions. But it’s certainly going to be worth a great deal more than it’s worth today. I am long in the market.”Allaire says that the people who lost a ton of money in the bear market will only get back into the game because of the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies and that they won’t change despite the downturn in prices. He also believes that bitcoin plays a huge role as a non-sovereign store of value. Allaire continued to explain:
“The key thing with bitcoin is that it is unique in its security and its scale. As an idea that we need a scarce, non-sovereign store of value that individuals can hold in a protected fashion — that’s attractive all around the world.”However, he thinks that some of the digital currencies will eventually die off due to overcrowding of the market but this doesn’t mean that if one digital currency succeeds that the rest will cease to exist. When asked about the burning question of regulation, he says that the United States has one of the most transparent regulation since most of the digital currency and banking systems have already been regulated, many of which this year only. Circle is already regulated under the Bank Secrecy Act and money transmission laws and this is a very important element for all the customers and users.
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