As Bitcoin continues to trade in a rather narrow range, industry experts Vinny Lingham and Ronnie Moas stand on both sides of a $20,000 charity bet that BTC price won’t hit $28,000 by the end of 2019.
“The Bigger The Party – The Bigger The Hangover”
Speaking at the stage of World Crypto Con held in Las Vegas, Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of Civic 00, and Ronnie Moas, founder and director of Standpoint Research, expressed their thoughts on the current and future state of the cryptocurrency market and its forerunner Bitcoin.
Moas and Lingham shook on a $20,000 bet on the price of Bitcoin 00 by the end of 2019. Regardless of who wins, the money will be donated to the Free Ross charity – a group of supporters who work to provide legal assistance to Ross Ulbricht in the popular Silk Road case.
Moas holds that the demand for Bitcoin is only going to grow stronger while the supply will be reduced and, eventually, limited. Hence, he thinks that BTC price is going to go up to $28,000 in 2019 and all the way up to $50,000 by the end of 2020.
It’s also worth noting that prominent investor and owner of Galaxy Digital Mike Novogratz recently said that he thinks Bitcoin will reach $20,000 by the end of 2019.
Vinny Lingham, on the other hand, has a different view on the market. According to him, companies in the cryptocurrency space are not profitable and they have to sell their digital currencies in order to pay up for expenses.
He believes that there’s not enough money coming into the market and that the balance will eventually break down, causing the prices to go lower. He also noted that “the bigger the party – the bigger the hangover” and that we’ve had one “pretty big” party at the end of 2018.
BTC Price is Boring…For Now
Bitcoin’s current performance is far from exciting, however, with many months to go before the bet closes. While BTC 00 has marked slight gains throughout the last 24 hours, the past few months have seen record low volatility.
Despite the fact that the cryptocurrency is stagnating in its most boring range since the beginning of 2017, Bitcoinist reported yesterday that indicators suggest that buyers are accumulating and that there are plenty of evidence that we might have bottomed out.
What do you think of the bet between Lingham and Moas? Where do you see Bitcoin at the end of 2019? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!
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