The entire cryptocurrency market has plunged to the bear’s attack since January 2018. The beginning of the month seemed all bright and shiny for the coin, however, the market decided to jump to the darker side mid-way. This not only had an adverse effect on the investors but also on several firms working in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Notably, the firms that were hit by the bearish market are the mining firms and the chip-makers.
According to the latest reports, one of the recently fallen firms is noted to be Nvidia Corp, a Bitcoin chip-maker giant. The company has lost around half of its value in the past four months alone. Although the plunge of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is not stated to be one of the key reasons for the fall of Nvidia’s shares, it is noted to be a major contributing reason for the wariness of investors over the firm’s future.
In an interview with CNBC, Gina Sanchez said:
“”I think this [Nvidia] is up in line with the S&P but no more. I really don’t see this as an interesting buy at all here because you still have significant slowing in the cloud market [….]”
She further said:
“You are seeing this not only in Nvidia but across the chip makers. And also Nvidia was the darling of the crypto-craze, which has now fallen off. And so to expect that that’s not going to have an impact on Nvidia’s earning over time, I think this is a stock to stay away from right now”
To add on, Nvidia witnessed a dramatic drop in the market after it released guidance for Q4 of 2019. The company is now expecting revenue of $2.2 billion for Q4 fiscal 2019, slashing over $500 million from its previous forecast.
The firm clearly stated that the reason for the reduction in numbers is the drop of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the market, which resulted in less demand for chips from the miners. The firm stated that this drop was anticipated. However, on the contrary, China’s weakening economy caught the company off-guard as it is noted to be the second main reason for the slash in the revenues.
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Bitcoin will likely be valued at $100,000 with a market cap of over $2 trillion before the end of 2021
The entire cryptocurrency market seems to be on the brighter side of the market since the beginning of the year. A majority of the coins have recorded significant recoveries from their 2018 slump, a period during which most coins lost over 90 percent of their value, when compared to their all-time highs. Among all the coins in the market, Bitcoin [BTC] aka the digital gold, was noted to be making a massive comeback as the coin breached the $11,000 mark after nearly 15 months. The coin however, soon retracted to settle below the $11,000 level.
According to CoinMarketCap, at press time, Bitcoin was trading at $10,887.27 with a market cap of $93.549 billion. The coin recorded a 24-hour trading volume of $20.757 billion for the past 24 hours and saw a massive rise of over 17 percent over the past seven days.
Anthony Pompliano, Co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, predicted that the largest digital currency could rise to reach $100,000, before the end of 2021. Pomp added that he was around 70-75 percent confident in this prediction. He stated,
“As I have previously said, making predictions is difficult […] Part of my process as a professional money manager is forming a thesis (price target), identifying a timeline (date), and establishing a confidence level. And then constantly re-evaluating those three aspects of my thought process as I receive new information.”
Pomp however, listed six pointers that have to be understood beforehand. First, this prediction is not an investment advice, and people should do their own research before investing in the digital currency. The second is with respect to Bitcoin’s volatility, with Pomp remarking that since it was a highly volatile market, the coin could witness a significant fall before being valued at $100,000. He stated,
“I anticipate that there will be numerous 20-30% drawdowns from new all-time highs as the asset continues to appreciate in value. These mini-boom/bust cycles should not cause panic, but rather need to be understood as natural market dynamics whenever an asset gains significant value in short periods of time.”
Further, the partner of the investment firm stated that the rise would be driven by several catalysts. This includes institutional adoption, exchange-traded funds and retail product approvals, global instability, governments all across the globe manipulating currencies, markets and economy. He went on to state,
“The market cap of Bitcoin will reach $2+ trillion when Bitcoin is worth $100,000. This is less than 1/3 the market cap of gold and less than 1/40 the global money supply.”
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