A senior analyst at leading social trading network eToro has announced that he sees Bitcoin overtaking its all-time high of $20,000 with “absolute certainty”
Mati Greenspan, who is also a well-known bitcoin expert, told the UK’s Sunday Express that bitcoin’s January retracement was “a temporary swerve” and feels certain the trend will now be upward for the digital currency. Although he describes himself as, “not a fortune teller or anything like that,” Greenspan suggested that “Whenever the price moves and jumps into a new order of magnitude, we need to see some sort of retracement on that.”
According to CNN, this is not the first time that analysts have compared the recent slump to the drop in 2014 when bitcoin dropped by 80% in value and then failed to recover for over a year. The market is now considerably different from its position over three years ago with a daily global trading volume of $30 million.
Greenspan is not alone in his views regarding the figure, providing that bitcoin can continue its trading volume, but some investors and analysts see the 20k target happening sooner. Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz, and Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead, along with other investors, see bitcoin surpassing its all-time high by the end of 2018.
The market may have benefited recently from the frequent announcements made by well-known investors about to embrace cryptocurrency trading. Also, banks beginning to express a more favorable interest in the market, such as Goldman Sachs announcement to offer bitcoin futures trading on behalf of its customers, does have an impact as well.
Goldman Sachs has said that it has no plans to initially buy and sell Bitcoin itself, but a team is looking into the possibility, provided it can gain regulatory approval and then work out a plan for eliminating risk.
In the last few days, Bitcoin Foundation founder Charlie Shrem has tweeted that May 2018 will be the “last time” bitcoin costs less than $10,000.