Peter Schiff, an American stockbroker, believes Bitcoin (BTC/USD) is not yet out of the woods despite recovering yesterday’s losses. He shared his predictions on the BTC market through a tweet earlier today, saying that BTC’s price might fail to maintain its gains. According to him, the $30,000.00 (£22,052.55) level might be BTC’s new resistance level.
While Schiff believes that BTC’s gains might be capped at $30,000.00 (£22,052.55), the leading cryptocurrency has already surpassed this level and is headed toward $31,000.00 (£22,791.36). At the time of writing, BTC is changing hands at $30,768.90 (22,611.60) after gaining 3.07% over the past 24 hours.
In another tweet, Schiff criticized BTC saying that it has proved not to correlate with other risk assets. He noted that BTC plunged by a larger margin compared to risk assets, such as the SP 500, Nasdaq Composite, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which experienced a significant rout on Monday. While the stocks recovered yesterday, BTC dipped once again to trade as low as $29,360.96 (£21,569.30) before closing the day at $29,807.35 (£21,897.22)
At least #Bitcoin is proving to be non-correlated. On Monday as risk assets sold off, Bitcoin sold off more. On Tuesday as risk assets recovered, Bitcoin fell again. Congratulation HODLers. You own a risk asset that can go down regardless of the direction of other risk assets.
— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) July 21, 2021
BTC is still up 220% over the past 12 months
Commenting on BTC’s poor performance, Anthony Pompliano, a renowned BTC proponent, said,
The worst part about bitcoin’s price dropping is that we have to listen to bears claim victory while they completely ignore the fact that the asset is up 220% over the last 12 months.
While BTC’s plunge from its ATH of $64,863.10 (£47,629.30) to its current level might have discouraged investors, crypto bulls are actively buying the dip. For instance, Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest purchased more shares of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) yesterday. Reportedly, the fund purchased an additional 140,157 shares of GBTC. Just a day before this, Ark Invest bought 310,000 GBTC shares.
Wood, who believes BTC will eventually hit $500,000.00 (£367,027.50), has a long-term approach to investing in the digital asset and has been accumulating GBTC shares. Before the Monday and Tuesday purchases, Ark Invest bought 1 million GBTC shares on June 22 when BTC plunged to $28,893.62 (£21,209.51).
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