DOES BITCOIN PRICE NEED TO FALL TO $5000 BEFORE BEAR MARKET IS OVER?

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) CEO Arthur Hayes says the Bitcoin price must still drop to $5000 before ending its 2018 bear market.



 

HAYES: ‘I’D LIKE TO SEE US TEST $5000’

In comments which echo other prominent trading figures — such as Tone Vays — Hayes told CNBC yesterday that, despite prices rallying this week, sentiment will fizzle out and Bitcoin will continue falling lower.  “I don’t actually think we’ve seen the worst; I think this is a very strong rally on good volume and we definitely could see $8000 or $9000 and maybe just short of $10,000,” he forecast, continuing:

…I would like to see us test $5000 to really see if we’ve put a bottom in.

Bitcoin generated considerable excitement both inside and beyond the cryptocurrency industry on June 16 when prices gained around 12 percent in one hour — seemingly without prior motive.

While initially skeptical, many commentators have since begun to eye the uptick as the start of a stronger period of growth after months of decline.

SPECTER OF $10K REMAINS

Hayes, however, remains unconvinced about its longevity. “We’ve been here before earlier in the spring; we rallied from about $5800 to the high $9000 level but didn’t quite crack $10,000 – I think similar action will happen this time,” he continued.

Sharing his uncertainty, Vays had previously predicted that BTC/USD must dip below the significant $5000 barrier in order to prime sentiment for beating 2017’s all-time highs.

Beyond the short term, however, the sense of optimism remains broadly unfazed.

Hayes reiterated his faith that prices could top $50,000 by the end of the year after sufficient downside. “I think everybody is taking a little chill time and coe Q3 and Q4 will come back and the party will start again,” he commented about the rest of the year.

While Bitcoin remains around 12 percent up on the start of the week, altcoins meanwhile have yet to catch up, sustaining conspicuous losses in both BTC and USD terms.


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BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Stands by $50,000 Bitcoin Price Prediction

· BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes recently stated on CNBC’s Fast Money show that he’s sticking to his $50,000 Bitcoin price prediction by end of this year.

· Hayes said that Bitcoin could be “one positive regulatory decision away” from again hitting the $20,000 mark, and then surging to $50,000.



BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes recently stated that he still thinks Bitcoin (BTC) will reach $50,000 by the end of this year. The Wharton School graduate sated on CNBC that he thinks “something that goes up to $20,000 in one year can have a correction down to around $6,000.”

He added that bitcoin might be “one positive regulatory decision away” from again reaching the $20,000 price range, and then climbing up to $50,000. This regulatory decision could be something like an ETF being approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to Hayes.

The CEO of BitMEX further noted that he thinks larger cryptocurrency price movements will occur during an even shorter timespan as we move forward. This, he added, because of the increase in the number of active participants in the evolving crypto market.

Hayes then pointed out that from 2013 to 2015, “we went for $1,200 to $200” and from 2015 to 2017, “[from] $200 to $20,000.” Having gone through these large price swings in previous years, Hayes believes it is possible that the timespan between these high price fluctuations could become shorter due to the sheer number of investors “who have invested capital and resources to trade this asset class.”

Additionally, the cryptocurrency exchange’s chief executive revealed higher liquidity levels, along with an added interest in cryptocurrencies, will lead to a shorter timespan “between an aggressive bear market and an aggressive bull market.”

Bitcoin’s Unexpected Surge
Fundstrat co-founder Tom Lee has also made a bullish bitcoin price prediction, as he believes the cryptocurrency hit $25,000 by the end of 2018. Hayes himself has in the past predicted BTC will hit $50,000.

Notably, bitcoin’s price fell below $5,900 this week and many market analysts thought it would decline further. The cryptocurrency has been enduring a bearish trend that saw it drop from a near $20,000 all-time high since late last year. Surprisingly, though, the flagship cryptocurrency has surged to around $6,400 and appears to be stabilizing at this price.


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