In the past few month, bears have governed the cryptocurrency market. You might not think that is a very long span of time, but given how quick and fast the crypto-coin market moves, this is not a temporary flash crash. It’s an immense correction that bullies to turn into a bear market. At approximately 137 billion dollars, Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and it is still having the lead on the market; the time when Bitcoin experiences a big drop, other coins follow them too.
But the question is why is prices of Bitcoin are going down? The reasons are many, and they started with incredible growth Bitcoin has experienced so far in the last year even at the current price of $8,400, it is still up unevenly 850 percent year-over-year. If you are a premature investor, there is a lot of chambers there for taking profit.
Naturally, the price of an asset will not drop too far below the marketplace’s assessment of a reasonable and fair price or maybe it will not stay there for too long. Stock of Apple might fall on the news about the bad iPhone sales, but in case if the company’s revenue is expected to go up which is exactly what happened in the last week, trust me you won’t see a huge selloff, and if you are trying to define the fair price for Bitcoin, you might hit a wall. Bitcoin’s basics are disreputably very hard to define. At a large scale of developmental changes either gets absent or are far off at this very point. Retailers are snubbing Bitcoin as of too late, and most of the people who tend to buy the coin do so just for the sake of keeping it, neither to use it as a medium of payment.
A short summary includes stringent regulations in the countries like South Korea and India, and an outright ban in China with tons of cryptocurrency-related frauds and scams, and strict warnings from several noticeable investors about the hazards of investing in Bitcoin.
As per predictions how low or may be high the Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can go is actually dangerous, but it’s a very good time to try to figure out why the market is responding in such diverse way, and what is needed to change for it is to become stable. Will we be waiting for the technologies like Lightning Network on Bitcoin and having a Proof-of-Stake on Ethereum for the market to reply much positively? Will rules and regulation bring stability? Is it all a worthless bubble being emptied?
In this concern, I came across with few experts to share their valuable and expert thoughts on the cryptocurrency market’s predicted future; and here is what they think about it.
Regulation is good
Nikolay Storonsky, who is the CEO of digital banking substitute Revolution, perceives regulation on a positive note. “Consumers need protecting, and space needs to evolve if widespread acceptance is ever going to happen,” he told via e-mail.
Charles Hayter, which is the CEO of crypto comparison platform CryptoCompare, agrees. He told me via e-mail that the current situation a “healthy” but “large short-term correction.”
According to Hayter, most of the regulatory movements we’ve seen lately are positive and will “bring rigor and long-term constancy.” This even goes for the recent ban, imposed by numerous major U.S. and UK banks, of bitcoin procurements via credit card. Undoubtedly the credit card blocking was actually a sensible move, allowing people to buy theoretically on a loan has had historical priority for being rash and adding false fuel to the fire,” he stated.
Where does the smart money go?
The strict laws and regulations may help in stabilizing the market in a long-term, but they probably are not enough to move it upwards but there are some positive signs on this specific horizon. Many billions have been raised via initial coin contributions or ICOs, and various businesses, either they are big and small, have conveyed their interest in blockchain technology.
An ecosystem of valuable blockchain apps attached with sound regulation sounds really nice enough, but it will not happen overnight. There are indicators, though that the cryptomarket may get an optimistic jolt in the coming future. From an investor’s viewpoint, particularly has given the newest Dow Jones slump, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies offer an interesting substitute.
Will it turn in to worse before it gets better?
Many investors with Wall St. authorizations have spoken their distrust towards Bitcoin. Warren Buffet the legendary investor said that he does not really comprehend it and Yale University professor and a winner of Nobel Prize in economics, Robert Shiller, associated the cryptocurrency market to the disreputable tulip fizz but crypto insiders still see an enormous possibility in this new asset. All the three experts I have mentioned for this certain story are self-assertive on the crypto-market’s long-term predictions that is stated by Gerszt, we might be out of the woods.
With the restrictions happening in China we all are seeing a reasonable amount of turmoil. There is nothing specific for investors in the United States to be afraid of. Currently, China appears to be gone as far as it can go, we should have reached the end of sinking price movements based on the worries of Chinese government’s actions.
Whereas China has not been very kind towards the cryptocurrency market, many countries, including Russia, Estonia, and Venezuela, have shown their interest in introducing a national cryptocurrency. The Crypto traders may not be able to flip so quickly these on the market, but if these plans come to execution, everyone will get the benefit out of it.
Well, it is very hard to say that how the market will swing and when the sentiment will get changed. As a matter of fact, it might have changed already; when I started writing this article, Bitcoin’s market cap was standing at $37 billion less than it is now. However, investors should not be anxious about the short-term price changeability and instead focus on it.
Nancy Lamas is an expert content writer affiliated with one of the top mobile app development company in Singapore, in her free time she loves to watch movies and read novels.