The market cap started the week at $867 billion and ended at $955 billion. This happened at a time when investors started pulling their Bitcoins from exchanges, and analysts argue that Bitcoin will continue its fall.
Bitcoin also ended the week in green by showing parallelism to the overall market cap. The price was lingering around $17,616 at the beginning of the week and increased to $21,247 at the time of writing, recording a %20 percent increase.
Even though investors pull their Bitcoins out of exchanges and miners choose to sell, crypto hedge funds are still bullish on Bitcoin. Despite the market crash, prominent analysts and executives never doubted Bitcoin.
While agreeing that the bear market will perish thousands of coins and blockchains, major crypto executives say that the ones that offer real value will survive and increase higher than their previous levels.
Web3 Foundation CEO, Bertrand Perez, said:
“We’re in a bear market. And I think that’s good. It’s good because it’s going to clear the people who were there for the bad reasons,”
On the other hand, Bloomberg’s Senior Commodity Strategist Mike McGlone thinks Bitcoin will see $100K by 2025. Commenting on the adoption and halving rates of Bitcoin, McGlone says:
“For now, I expect Bitcoin to trade lower -I don’t know by how much. It could get down to 20,000, I doubt it does. But whatever happens, I fully expect it to get to 100,000 dollars in two years.”
Prominent news source Forbes also takes Bitcoin as a long-term reality and argues that it can solve the increasing income inequality by providing ownership and proper pricing. - cryptoslate