Bloomberg praises the density and liquidity of the market, agreeing that conditions are much better now than during the Bitcoin boom of 2017.
Bloomberg lists 5 optimistic Bitcoin price trends despite „Thanksgiving“ Market News
Bitcoin (BTC) continues to convert some of the most severe critics of traditional finance, with Bloomberg admitting that this bullish market is nothing like 2017.
In an article published on November 27, Blommberg, known for its pessimism, highlighted a series of Bitcoin metrics pointing to an optimistic future – despite a $3,000 price drop on Thursday.
Bloomberg: Bitcoin market „much more liquid
Included as evidence were the record number of open Bitcoin futures contracts, the portfolio number above zero, the hash rate and the lack of correlation between Bitcoin and other macro assets.
„Just look at the technical aspects of the market and Wall Street’s growing acceptance of the world’s largest digital currency,“ he began.
„And while negotiations are not always smooth, the $315 billion digital currency is much denser and more liquid than during the last boom in 2017.
Bloomberg referred to what it describes as „stubborn by cryptomorphs“ that reject the idea that current price gains are another bubble. Among them was Cointelegraph’s regular contributor, Mati Greenspan.
„It’s different now,“ he said.
„The last time we saw Bitcoin’s price get so high, the blockchain was about to collapse, but the network has improved since then“.
Meanwhile, a separate interview for Bloomberg TV on Friday saw Antoni Trenchev, CEO of the world’s largest cryptomotic lender, Nexo, predict that Bitcoin will reach a new all-time record by the end of 2020, he added:
„The narrative of digital gold is stronger than ever. If Bitcoin captures just 10% of the total capitalisation of the gold market, we will be at $50,000 very fast. ”
Bloomberg highlights Bitcoin’s open futures contracts among its bullish signals. Source: Bloomberg
BTC’s macro performance smothers that of gold
The lack of criticism in the article echoes the growing acceptance of Bitcoin as a genuine asset, whether the investment interest comes from retail or institutional circles.
Part of the positive image of cryptomeda stems from its growth over the past eight months compared to the March fall, during which it consistently outperformed other macro assets. Even after its decline to $17,000, Bitcoin’s accumulated returns for the year are 135%, up from 19% for gold and 12% for the S&P 500, confirm the data from the analytical resource Skew.
In the case of gold, Mike McGlone, Bloomberg Intelligence’s chief strategist who has long diverged from the larger narrative and become totally optimistic about Bitcoin, believes that institutions will continue to accumulate cryptomoeda in the future.
„Is Bitcoin replacing gold? Futures and cash flows are saying yes – The increase in open futures contracts and investor entries into Bitcoin versus the same decline for gold indicates that cryptomoeda is gaining a price advantage, in our opinion,“ he said earlier this week.
McGlone later added that gold would likely see a recovery next year, with the precious metal „favorably inclined“ to recover $2,000.
„Dipping into the support layers at the end of November should provide a basis for further gains in the price of gold,“ he wrote on Friday.