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Bitcoin Slump to $30K Coming, Says Crypto Billionaire Arthur Hayes

The former CEO of Bitmex believes that the anticipation of a significant cryptocurrency price correction is fueled by a succession of wars and the associated financial requirements, preceding the forthcoming bull run.

Thu, 25 Jan 2024, 08:54 am UTC

Renowned crypto trader and 100X Group founder, Arthur Hayes, has shared his insights on the current state and future prospects of Bitcoin, anticipating a local bottom between $30,000 and $35,000.

In his recent essay titled "Yellen or Talkin'?"— a playful jab at U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen — Hayes sheds light on how geopolitical factors could shape the crypto landscape.

Critique of Yellen and Powell

Hayes is vocal about his short-term bearish stance while maintaining a long-term bullish perspective. In his characteristic colorful commentary, he criticizes the financial strategies of U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell. According to Hayes, their oscillation between decisive action and vague talking points has had a significant impact on the market.

Hayes contends that the market has misinterpreted the speeches and actions of Yellen and Powell, leading to unwarranted optimism. Traders, in his view, failed to discern between prepared remarks and actual policies, resulting in a temporary spike in prices that is now correcting as markets cool down.

Bitcoin's role in general financial trends

Hayes suggests that Bitcoin serves as a more accurate indicator of financial reality, signaling that the Federal Reserve is caught between inflation and a potential banking crisis.

According to Decrypt, the Fed's solution involves attempting to reassure the market verbally without providing the necessary monetary support, a strategy that Bitcoin seems to be keenly aware of.

Hayes believes that inflation will play a crucial role in Bitcoin's price trend as a hedge against value depreciation. He anticipates that ongoing geopolitical events may contribute to heightened inflation, impacting the cryptocurrency markets.

According to Crypto News, Hayes envisions a scenario that could force the Federal Reserve's hand, particularly with the cessation of the Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) in March 2023. With the program set to expire, Hayes predicts a potential mini-financial crisis that may prompt the Federal Reserve to transition from talking to action, initiating rate cuts.

In conclusion, Hayes remains uncertain about the effectiveness of political measures to improve the world. However, he sees Bitcoin gaining appeal as nations face challenges, expressing scepticism about traditional fiat currencies.

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