The cryptocurrency market has come surging back over the past week, moving up 15% from its lows, but analysts and CEOs expect for Bitcoin to move downwards before returning to all-time highs.
Bitcoin Will “Probably Hit $2,000 Before It Hits $20,000”
The cryptocurrency community breathed a sigh of relief this week, as Bitcoin quickly rebounded off yearly lows, finding stability 15% above the $5,750 low.
Despite this bullish price movement, with Bitcoin seemingly breaking out of its bearish trend, the CEO of ADVFN expects Bitcoin to continue lower. Clem Chambers, CEO of the financial data provider, spoke to Express U.K. elaborating on his opinion on the direction of the cryptocurrency market.
When questioned about the $20,000 price level by an Express U.K. reporter at the CryptoCompare MJAC Blockchain Summit, Chambers noted:
“It will probably hit $2,000 before it hits $20,000.”
Chambers further added that Bitcoin “is quite likely’ to eventually hit the $100,000 price level.
Chambers holds this bullish sentiment for Bitcoin due to his belief that blockchain and DLT technologies will become world-changing technologies, similarly to how the internet revolutionized the past two decades. The CEO of ADVFN stated:
“The blockchain will be the way of the future which will be like the internet was to the generation before. Bitcoin will probably be part of that future in the long term.”
Chambers gave further reasoning to his price prediction, as he talked about a shortage of fiat currencies, adding: There’s a shortage of actual money in the world. That’s what people, I don’t think, have worked out. Clarifying that statement by saying:
“They are not creating enough money to make the world go around. The cryptocurrencies are filling that vacuum. Because that’s an economic suction going on there and the cryptocurrencies are filling that vacuum. It will generate an economic lift (for Bitcoin).”
This has become an important piece of sentiment in the cryptocurrency industry, with many believing that cryptoassets will begin to replace government-issued currencies.
An Echoing Sentiment: Further Down Before Moving Up?
This sentiment of a further move downwards before a return to $20,000 has been echoed by other crypto personalities and experts, as the market moves into the second half of 2018. Arthur Hayes, CEO of the BitMEX exchange, has stated that he could see Bitcoin falling as low as $3,000 before hitting 50k by the end of the year.
On an appearance on CNBC’s Fast Money segment, Hayes stated:
Well, I think that something that goes up to $20,000 in one year can have a correction down to around about $6,000. I think we could definitely find a bottom at the $3,000 to $5,000 range, but we are one positive regulatory decision away, maybe an ETF approved by the SEC, to climbing through $20,000, even to $50,000.
This sentiment is in-line with what Ran Neu Ner, host of CNBC Africa’s ‘Crypto Trader’ show, thinks, as he also expects a continuation downwards before the eventual run. Ran has noted that he sees $5,350 as the next stop for Bitcoin, expecting this level to be reached within the next two weeks.
Despite experiencing the recent price surge, Ran has continually stated that Bitcoin will need to retest resistance levels with high volume to secure a price reversal.
Some cryptocurrency traders, analysts, and executives see Bitcoin heading down in the short term. But one thing remains clear, experts like Hayes and Ran Neu Ner still expect for Bitcoin to continue upwards in the long-term, easily surpassing previous all-time highs.
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