Bitcoin price reaches a 2-month low, but crypto analyst Michaël van de Poppe predicts a positive change in the future due to market cycle theories and the upcoming Bitcoin halving in 2024, potentially reaching a price of $50-55K pre-halving.
Head of Research at FS Insight, Tom Lee, predicts that Bitcoin's network value and scarcity could push its price over $200,000, while other experts, including Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood, also foresee significant growth for the cryptocurrency. Lee highlights Bitcoin's resilience and regulatory scrutiny as well as interest from traditional financial giants such as BlackRock and Citadel.
Bitcoin is predicted to reach a price of $148,000 after the next halving in April 2024, according to Pantera Capital, which manages $3.5 billion worth of assets, and notes that recent events such as the XRP ruling and endorsements by BlackRock are likely to contribute to the next bull market for digital assets.
Bitcoin (BTC) remained relatively unchanged this week with a price of around $26,000, while the crypto market saw developments such as increased Bitcoin mining difficulty, negative reports on Binance, and the integration of USD Coin (USDC) on multiple blockchains. Additionally, there were updates on regulations, legal matters, crimes, and NFTs.
Crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen believes that Bitcoin is likely to follow its historical bearish price action seen in pre-halving years and predicts that the cryptocurrency will remain within a range of $12,000 to $35,000 for the rest of 2023.
Gold price remains below the resistance level of $1,950.00 as investors await the US Services PMI data, while cooling labor market conditions increase the likelihood of the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year.
Crypto analyst 'Sunnydecree' highlighted the paradoxical behavior of people being hesitant to buy Bitcoin at $26,000, despite major asset managers like BlackRock seeking to enter the crypto space and the potential for future price increases.
Bitcoin is predicted to reach $22,000 due to worsening investor sentiment and the impact of lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase, while BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes claims the bull market began in March.
MicroStrategy's co-founder, Michael Saylor, believes that the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs, banks offering financial services with BTC, and the official regulation of cryptocurrencies in the US could drive Bitcoin's price to $5 million.
Crypto strategist Benjamin Cowen predicts that Bitcoin will experience a short-term rise to test its bull market support band before resuming its downward trend, potentially falling below $20,000, although he believes it could eventually break through the band and enter a sustained bull market.
The introduction of a bitcoin ETF could increase accessibility, liquidity, and institutional adoption, potentially stabilizing prices and attracting capital from mainstream investors, similar to the impact of gold ETFs on the gold market.
Crypto analyst Will Clemente suggests that the US economy's need to issue more dollars to service its debt will inevitably lead to significant currency debasement, making Bitcoin the most promising asset for investors looking to protect their wealth. With the growing digital trend and a wave of Bitcoin adoption, Clemente believes that alternative monetary systems will become increasingly favorable.
Crypto strategist Credible Crypto suggests that Bitcoin could dip to around $24,900 but still remain on track for a bull market cycle, and he is closely monitoring Bitcoin options open interest as an indicator for the market bottom.