The recent surge in the price of BTC and the rest of the altcoins has led many analysts to take an optimistic view about the cryptomarkets, vowing that the bearish trend of 2018 is possibly coming to an end.
After a series of failed predictions, Tom Lee has again raised expectations in the community, assuring that Bitcoin could surpass the 10k mark in 2019. In an interview with MarketWatch, the well-experienced Bitcoin bull explained the reasons why BTC could even exceed this target:
“Risk appetite is positive for bitcoin … If the S&P 500 made a 2.5 standard deviation move [as it has done year-to-date] and investors are looking for vol [volatility] that’s building a base case for Bitcoin.
Lee is recognized in the community for his strong bullish sentiment even in the worst of times. In 2018, he predicted that BTC could end the year at 25k, then 22.5k, then 15k. After the BTC closed 2018 below 4k, the head of Fundstrat Global Advisors tweeted that he would not make more predictions about the price of the BTC.
Not So Fast Bullish Team, Not So Fast
Not everyone shares Tom Lee’s judgement; there are still many investors with a bearish view of the market. One of them is Tone Vays, who recently explained that it is very probable that this is a “Bull trap”.
“If the bull run was caused by a major whale purchase in the market, then it would never be sustainable in the long term.”
Mr. Vays explained that the rise cannot be considered a bullish trend since it only lasted two days, and if it was provoked by a massive investment by a whale, it is possible that a correction will happen soon.
Vays explains that if the BTC falls below 4950 USD, the bearish streak could lead to new lows. The renowned trader recently commented that BTC could reach 1.3k in a highly pessimistic scenario.
“Right now that we have reached 5k, I’m trying to find the right opportunity to try to short the market once again because I do think we are going lower. I am still a bear in this market, and I still think that sub 3 thousand dollar prices are more likely than above ten thousand dollars at this point in time”
BTC is currently stable in the 5-5.1k band with a total capitalization of $ 89,238,923,035 and a token price of 5062 USD at the time of writing, according to data provided by coinpricewatch