John McAfee Just Made Some Bold Predictions for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Private
Technologist and crypto bull John McAfee has made a series of eyebrow-raising predictions concerning bitcoin and bitcoin private. While McAfee is no stranger to gutsy calls, his new forecast sees bitcoin prices doubling in a matter of weeks. And yes, the forecast came after the Wednesday price collapse.
McAfee Raises the Stakes on Bullish Bets
In a Thursday tweet, McAfee predicted the market will “turn” before June 12, which was the original date of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea. McAfee’s algorithm expects a Korea deal to get signed on that day even as Trump signaled on Thursday for the cancellation of the meeting.
According to the post, McAfee expects bitcoin to surpass $15,000 in June before dipping again in July. Bitcoin bottomed below $7,300 on Thursday. It was last seen trading at $7,563.
Bitcoin private, the so-called meta currency that ‘merge-forked’ from bitcoin and Zclassic, is expected to hit $200 by the end of July. At the time of writing, BTCP was trading at $25.61, having gained more than 33% over the past 24 hours.
BTCP entered circulation in early March as a fork from Zclassic, which itself forked from bitcoin. Bitcoin private is therefore seen as a ‘fork of a fork of a fork.’
McAfee also expects EOS to jump to $32 by the end of July from its current level of $12.48. EOS has skyrocketed to the No. 5 spot on the market cap rankings with a total value of $11 billion.
Earlier this week, McAfee heralded the arrival of institutional money to the cryptocurrency market, arguing that it will spark the next leg of the rally.
“Institutional investors are preparing to enter the cryptocurrency market with a vengeance” he tweeted Monday. “They are generally long term investors and will be pumping billions into the market. Expect the top ten coins to go through the roof fairly quickly. The bulk of alt coins will soon follow.”
Digital currency exchange Coinbase has expressed the same opinion and has launched a suite of products to ease institutional money’s transition to crypto.
Crypto analyst Tom Lee has also appealed to institutional demand to justify his bullish outlook on bitcoin in the face of multiple declines. In a recent interview with CNBC, Lee said institutional interest in crypto has only just begun and that demand will continue to grow once regulatory uncertainties are ironed out.
Lee maintains a price target of $25,000 for bitcoin.
Disclaimer: The author owns bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He holds investment positions in the coins, but does not engage in short-term or day-trading.
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