Bitcoin Will Fall to $5,000 Before Surging to $50,000 Before the End of the Year
Arthur Hayes. Courtesy: CNBC
Bitcoin is currently in the midst of a significant price rally. Thus, many experts have come out to say that the bad days are over for the top-ranked cryptocurrency. However, one trader believes that BTC will still see another dip before soaring to a new all-time high (ATH).
Bitcoin hasn’t Seen Bottom Yet
According to Arthur Hayes, BTC hasn’t seen the bottom yet. Speaking to CNBC on Thursday (July 19, 2018), the Bitmex co-founder and CEO said:
I don’t actually think we’ve seen the worst.
Hayes expects the current price rally to take BTC up to maybe $8,000 or $90,000. The Bitmex chief identified $10,000 as the most optimistic projection for the current BTC price increase. After this point, Hayes expects another massive drop that will see the number-one ranked token based on market capitalization set a new low for 2018.
I would like to see us test 5,000 to really see if we put a bottom in.
In June 2018, Bitcoin twice fell below $6,000 setting a new 2018 low at $5,700. Experts like TenX founder, Julian Hosp, predicted that BTC would dip close to $5,000 before setting a new ATH later in the year. Hosp’s end of year price forecast was $60,000.
Bitcoin is currently trading slightly above the $7,400 mark, an increase of almost 20 percent in the last 20 days. BTC last traded above $7,000 in mid-June before going on a massive dip that saw the asset drop $1,000 in a matter of hours.
Bitcoin Will Hit $50,000 by the End of 2018
Hayes still believes that his $50,000 BTC end of year price forecast can still come true. In an email to CNBC, the Bitmex chief said:
I think the current rally will top out close to but not greater than $10,000. Then we will fall and test $5,000. If that holds then we can rally to $50,000 by year-end.
Arthur Hayes also warned traders to be wary of the summer months because according to him, investors tend to cool off a bit. However, by the end of Q3 and the start of Q4 2018, Hayes expects the bullish sentiment to return once again.
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