Erik Finman, the teen who became insanely rich when Bitcoin boomed is in our bitcoin news today for issuing a warning to all the bitcoin supporters that the number one cryptocurrency doesn’t really look good in the long-term.
Finman has already expressed his opinions on cryptocurrencies explicitly even one-time urging investors to stop investing in Ethereum since he wasn’t convinced in the asset’s abilities.
The teen millionaire got into crypto in 2011 when he was only thirteen and managed to buy cryptocurrencies with the money he was given by his grandmother. Today, he is worth more than $4 million. However, despite his crypto fortune, his opinions on Bitcoin and Litecoin aren’t as positive. He said:
“Bitcoin is dead, it’s too fragmented, there’s tons of infighting I just don’t think it will last… It may have a bull market or two left in it, but long-term, it’s dead.”
He also expressed his opinion on Litecoin after dropping from its peak:
“Litecoin has been dead for a while,” he said. “It’s like when the sun is going down, and there’s that eight-minute period just before it goes dark. Litecoin is in its seventh minute.”
Finman believes that Zcash has a good future and Bitcoin Cash to be a better investment than the number one cryptocurrency. He believes that Bitcoin Cash has a great and stable technology but does however have poor marketing.
Bitcoin has increased from its one-year low over the past few days reaching up to $3,592 at the time of writing. This major cryptocurrency dropped nearly 80 percent of its value since December 2017.
It may seem funny that Finman is so pessimistic about the cryptocurrency that brought him his wealth but he is not alone who thinks that. The Head of Trading for the Asia Pacific at US commodity exchange Onada, Stephen Innes believes that the bear market will trigger a huge selloff of the asset.
BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes: Bitcoin Will Test $10,000 In 2019
“The 2019 chop will be intense, but the markets will claw back to $10,000. That is a very significant psychological barrier. [...] $20,000 is the ultimate recovery. However, it took 11 months from $1,000 to $10,000, but less than one month from $10,000 to $20,000 back to $10,000.”He also talked about the atomic swaps and distributed exchanges, the tracking of ICO tokens, the anatomy of the next global financial crisis and many other topics. In the report named "The Road To $10k" Hayes said:
"All is not lost; nothing goes up or down in a straight line. 2019 will be boring, but green shoots will appear towards year end. The mighty central bank printing presses paused for a while, but economic sophists could not resist the siren call of free money. They are busy inventing the academic crutches (here’s looking at your MMT), to justify the next global money printing orgy."While pointing to the last quarter of this year as the crucial for BTC, Hayes concluded:
"Green shoots will begin to appear in early Q4. Free money and collective amnesia are powerful drugs. Also after two years of wage cucking, punters should have a few sheckles to rub together."Earlier in March, BitMEX revealed that its own Ethereum Parity full note contained a "potential bug" and reported that the same node “sometimes reports that it is in sync, despite being several hundred thousand blocks behind the chain tip.” The authors claimed that this bug could be exploited by an attacker in some cases, but that is "highly unlikely to happen." In another analysis, BitMEX revealed that the 2018 crypto bear market accounted for 54% of the losses as well as $1.5 billion worth of transfers to external addresses and other factors that have brought projects' holdings down even further.
Bitwise To SEC: 95% Of Volume On Unregulated Exchanges Is Suspect
“Under the hood the exchanges that report the highest volumes are unrecognizable. The vast majority of this reported volume is fake and/or non-economic wash trading.”Bitwise sources its data from the widely known statistics tracker CoinMarketCap (CMC) which claims to include a large amount of this suspect data, “thereby giving a fundamentally mistaken impression” on the true size of the Bitcoin marketplace. The claims also cite that 95% of the reported volume is fake and that the real market for BTC is “significantly smaller, more orderly, and more regulated than commonly understood” - which roughly amounts to $273 million. After analyzing the regulated exchanges - using Coinbase Pro as a case study - Bitwise reveals the nature of the trading patterns that is trustworthy. The key characteristics include an “unequal and streaky” mix of red and green (sell and buy orders) whose distribution fluctuates considerably at any given time. The report also cites that the trading patterns on Coinbase Pro reveal “a greater-than-random number of round trade sizes,” which it characterizes as “more natural,” typically human behavior. Bitwise noted:
“It’s [the spread is] $0.01. At the time this screenshot was taken, bitcoin was trading at $3,419. That means bitcoin was trading at a 0.0003% spread, making it amongst the tightest quoted spread of any financial instrument in the world.”In the conclusion of Bitwise's report you can see that the overall findings “demonstrate that this ETF application [for its Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust] meets both” of the conditions requested by the SEC on how a Bitcoin ETF could satisfy the requirements of the Exchange Act.
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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
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