Powered by momentummedia
nestegg logo
Powered by momentummedia
nestegg logo
nestegg logo

Invest

Experts put a price on bitcoin’s latest setback

  • September 22 2021
  • Share

Invest

Experts put a price on bitcoin’s latest setback

By Fergus Halliday
September 22 2021

Bitcoin tumbled this week, but how far did this correction set the crypto market back?

Bitcoin

Experts put a price on bitcoin’s latest setback

author image
  • September 22 2021
  • Share

Bitcoin tumbled this week, but how far did this correction set the crypto market back?

Bitcoin

While bitcoin started the week strong with a rebound from the previous week, the volatile cryptocurrency’s subsequent crash has brought much of the market with it.

According to Yield CEO Tim Frost, this downward trend in the crypto market is a reflection of a broader downturn in more traditional global markets.

“It’s red, red, red across the board today as the cryptocurrency markets follow the downturn being seen in traditional markets as China battles a highly contagious property market crisis,” Mr Frost said.

Advertisement
Advertisement

After bitcoin lost support around the $44,000 mark, he said that the faith and will of bitcoin advocates now looks set to be tested as the value of the popular crypto asset falls towards $39,000.

“If it falls through here, we can expect a significant correction to come,” Mr Frost warned.

At the time of writing, the price of bitcoin sits at around $40,720.

Things don’t look much better for backers of ethereum, he added. Mr Frost said that investors should expect the value of the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency to fall well into the upper-to-mid $2,000s.

At the time of writing, the value of Ether sits at approximately $2,747.

Overall, Mr Frost said that there’s not much light at the end of the tunnel for investors.

“Even Solana, the darling of the most recent bull run, has fallen by close to 40 per cent from its all-time high to trade at $134,” he noted.

The only crypto assets to come out of the week with anything look to be stablecoins like Tether.

“All in all, buckle up for what is  probably going to be quite an unpleasant week for digital assets prices,” Mr Frost said.

eToro crypto expert Simon Peters was similarly pessimistic about the downturn.

“Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether both experienced a weekend slip after a week of climbing back to previous highs,” he said.

Despite the volatility of this week, evangelists like deVere Group CEO Nigel Green continue to insist that crypto is “very much here to stay as financial assets and as mediums of exchange”.

“It’s our experience that investors are not in crypto to make a quick buck. They’re in it as a longer-term, future-first investment to create and build wealth,” he said earlier this year.

Experts put a price on bitcoin’s latest setback
Bitcoin
nestegg logo

Forward this article to a friend. Follow us on Linkedin. Join us on Facebook. Find us on Twitter for the latest updates
Rate the article

About the author

author image

Fergus is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He likes to write about money, markets, how innovation is changing the financial landscape and how younger consumers can achieve their goals in unpredictable times. 

About the author

author image
Fergus Halliday

Fergus is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He likes to write about money, markets, how innovation is changing the financial landscape and how younger consumers can achieve their goals in unpredictable times. 

More articles

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.