Investor: If Bitcoin Falls Under 6000 I’ll Get Real Nervous

Investor: If Bitcoin Falls Under $6,000, I’ll Get “Real Nervous”

Mainstream media outlets have been incessantly covering the crypto space over the recent weeks. Most notably, CNBC has hosted countless executives, investors, and commentators in the industry to talk about Bitcoin, Libra, and other facets of this budding ecosystem.

After hosting prominent names like Meltem Demirors, Anthony Pompliano, Kevin O’Leary, Jeremy Allaire, and countless others to talk about cryptocurrencies on-air, the outlet’s “Squawk Box” called on Mike Novogratz on Thursday to divulge his thoughts on where Bitcoin is sitting today.

Bitcoin Price Expectations

Novogratz, the incumbent chief executive of Galaxy Digital, recently sat down with the “Squawk Box” panel to comment on recent developments in the cryptocurrency space, focusing on the recent tumult in the Bitcoin markets, which brought BTC below $10,000.

He told the panel that if Bitcoin heads below $8,500, which is currently a scenario being floated in the analysis of many traders, he will “get nervous”. And if it goes below $6,000, Novogratz adds that would make him “real nervous”.

For those who missed the memo, this is in reference to recent comments he made to Bloomberg last week, claiming that he expects for Bitcoin to enter healthy consolidation between $10,000 and $14,000.

What’s interesting is that Novogratz leaning bullish overall. In the CNBC interview, he mentioned that he has well over 7% of his personal wealth in Bitcoin. And in the Bloomberg interview, which Ethereum World News covered in a previous report, he stated that $20,000 for Bitcoin in the coming months could be possible. He backed this pseudo-prediction by touching on the fact that institutional involvement should catalyze a new wave of investment in cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. He stated:

“I’m not selling the next time we hit $14,000. The second time we reach that level, [there may be] a move to $20,000. I don’t expect this to happen in the next few weeks: I don’t expect it to the middle or the end of the fourth quarter. But the next wave will come when the institutions — the state of X, Texas Teachers Union, and those guys — come in, and then you will see Bitcoin hit $20,000 and higher.”

Is $6,000 Possible?

With Novogratz’s comments in mind, it would be prudent to point out that there has been some legitimate talk of a return to $6,000. Dave the Wave, a prominent analyst on Twitter that focuses on Bitcoin’s long-term growth trends, recently explained that a move to that level is entirely logical.

He notes that around $6,000 is where Bitcoin’s logarithmic growth trend, which BTC has historically flirted with to kickstart a bull run, is currently sitting. Moving back down to these levels would also put BTC back on a path to proper “price discovery” and would ensure that the cryptocurrency doesn’t violate any historical cycles.

Original article posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site, by Nick Chong.

Article re-posted on Markethive by Jeffrey Sloe

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Facebook Report: Libra May Never Launch

Facebook Report: Libra May Never Launch

The said launch of Libra, Facebook’s digital currency, has created a wide schism in the world of cryptocurrencies. Some believe that Libra is too centralized for the world’s good. Some back it as a ramp for crypto mass adoption. In the past weeks, Facebook has however faced more significant opposition from without, with US politicians relentless in their criticism. Now, in Facebook’s latest Q2 report, the social media giant has warned that it could back down on the Libra project, as a result of the backlash.

In the report sent to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Facebook says:

“There can be no assurance that Libra or our associated products and services will be made available in a timely manner, or at all.”

Facebook further adds that evolving and uncertain regulations and laws around digital currencies could impede Libra’s launch.

Lack of Prior Crypto Experience

The platform, although with over 2.41 billion monthly active users, further admits that it lacks prior experience with blockchain and crypto technologies. They further said that this disadvantage could affect its ability to not only develop Libra but market it as well.

While testifying to the House Financial Services Committee, David Marcus, the CEO of Calibra, has faced an increasingly harsh reception. D-Calif’s Rep. Brad Sherman has shockingly compared Libra’s operational consequences to those of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Earlier, he said:

“The most innovative thing that’s happened this century is when Osama bin Laden came up with the innovative idea of flying two airplanes into towers. That’s the most consequential innovation, although this may do more to endanger America than even that.”

Sherman has further asked that Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO face congress too. Explaining, he said Facebook is creating a privacy device for human traffickers, tax evaders, terrorists, and sanction evaders. The hearing held at Washington’s Capitol Hill on July 17, 2019, had other legislators tear onto Libra and Facebook, albeit with more restraint.

Congress: Facebook Not Ready for Libra

Members from the US congress on the House committee have been extremity against the social media giant’s plan to delve into financial services. Many of them have highlighted Facebook’s data privacy and election meddling shortcomings as reasons why it is unqualified to run its digital currency.

They have accused Facebook of launching Libra while ill-prepared for the consequences if it fails. Rep. Nydia Velasquez, for instance, told Marcus that Calibra, unlike Facebook, was not dealing with a Silicon Valley product that could be perfected while deployed to the masses.

This rising criticism has not been made easier by the fraud already arising around Libra. There already are websites and social media pages selling fake Libra coins months before the purported launch. The US government has not been the only one worried about Facebook’s currency. Bruno Le Maire, the French Finance Minister and Benoit Coeure an Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank, have also raised their concerns over Libra.

Mark Zuckerberg has in the past said that his company would take its time and ensure that the token satisfies every stakeholder before its launch. Facebook has said that the Calibra and Libra are meant to provide a low-cost method of money transfers. However, most crypto fans have viewed it as a PayPal upgrade or version of WeChat Pay.

Original article written by Jose Antonio Lanz and posted on the EthereumWorldNews.com site.

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