Economist Steve Hanke Names Reasons Why Bitcoin Likely to Crash After Major Price Peak
Reputable economist at Johns Hopkins University and a crypto critic, Steve Hanke, believes that Bitcoin will suffer a powerful fall, due to the well-established up and down law.
Meanwhile, another prominent Bitcoin hater, Peter Schiff, names possible circumstances in the future under which the US government may impose extra regulations against BTC and all other cryptos.
“What goes up must come down”
Prominent economist and a Bitcoin opponent Hanke has tweeted that Bitcoin’s drawbacks that will eventually bring its price to the bottom are “extreme volatility and speculative nature”.
He believes in the universal law, according to which assets and ideas that go up fast, must come down eventually. As per his tweet, Bitcoin demonstrates that it is not an exception from this law, since it is too volatile and speculative in nature.
What goes up must come down, and #Bitcoin certainly isn’t exempt from this law. #BTC’s extreme volatility & speculative nature serve as reminders of the up and down law. pic.twitter.com/ux9pMy3jwL— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) October 5, 2021
This is not the first time Hanke has mentioned these “Bitcoin features” – last week, he also tweeted about Bitcoin being too volatile and speculative, adding that it is “susceptible to fraud and highly uncertain”.
According to that tweet of his, Bitcoin’s fundamental value amounts to nothing but zero.
Peter Schiff names “an excuse for more Bitcoin regulation” in the future
Another long-standing Bitcoin critic, CEO and CFO of the SchiffGold asset management fund, Peter Schiff has taken to Twitter to suggest that the US government not banning Bitcoin so far does not mean that this is a good sign.
The gold bug Schiff reckons that it is likely that many of those who are buying into Bitcoin now will ultimately wish for the government to ban it. So far, he says, the administration of Biden prefers to introduce taxes on BTC and regulate it.
However, he adds, that after Bitcoin crashes, the US financial authorities are likely to use this crash as a pretext for further, tighter regulations, apparently, Schiff refers to usual reasons for regulation of certain assets – to protect investors from them.
Just because the government isn't banning #Bitcoin it doesn't mean you should buy it. In fact, many who do will wish the government had banned it. The @JoeBiden administration would rather tax and regulate it. Then after it crashes use the losses as an excuse for more regulation.— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) October 6, 2021
Whales accumulate $3.6 billion in BTC
In the meantime, on-chain analytics company Santiment spreads the word that ten days ago, crypto whales who hold from 100 to 10,000 BTC, purchased another 70,000 Bitcoins.
That is a staggering $3,609,431,000 at the current BTC/USD rate of $51,516, as per CoinMarketCap market data website.
Santiment emphasized that this is the largest amount of BTC accumulated in one day since July 2019 and believe that this may have been one of the reasons that have pushed Bitcoin above the $51,000 level.Source