Back in early December, Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money, had predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) was going to be annihilated for it was similar to ‘Monopoly Money’. He had also called Bitcoin suspicious for no one knew who Satoshi Nakamoto was. This was before the King of Crypto experienced its highest value of $20,000 a few days after his comments. His comments bashing BTC resulted in the digital asset doing wonderful gains in the market.
A few days later after BTC peaked at $20,000, Mr. Cramer once again predicted that Bitcoin would not replace Gold. He was quoted as saying the following:
“The jaw-dropping run in Bitcoin has been very exciting. But gold is not being supplanted by Bitcoin as the go-to alternative to actual currency.”
His comments were also wrong given the fact that during the ongoing crypto-market decline, many crypto-traders have found a safe haven with BTC. This then has led to the dominance of Bitcoin increasing from levels of 36% seen in May, to current levels of 53%.
He Was Wrong Before the Wallstreet crash of 2008
Going back further in time before the financial crisis of 2008, Jim Cramer had been quoted as saying that Bear Stearns was fine on his show – Mad Money. He is quoted as saying the following back in 2008:
“No! No! No! Bear Stearns is fine. Do not take your money out. Bear Stearns is not in trouble. If anything, they’re more likely to be taken over. Don’t move your money from Bear. That’s just being silly. Don’t be silly.”
Jim Cramer’s Most Recent Comments
Just yesterday, the 14th of August, Jim Cramer predicted that the Bitcoin will continue dropping in value because the tide had turned against BTC. He also stated that its price will level out around $800 – $1,000. Cramer made these statements on CNBC’s ‘Squawk on the Street’ where he said:
“This thing has really become like an outlaw currency…I think the tide has turned against it. I’m not saying its time has passed but there is a notion that the sun seems to be setting…Maybe we get back to a level…of $800 or a thousand”
Using the laws of probability, Cramer has on more occasions been wrong about Bitcoin than right. Therefore, his most recent comments can be used to predict that we are indeed headed for better times in the market. Perhaps even surpassing last year’s high of $20,000 per BTC.
Evidence of a potential market recovery can be seen with the increment of volume in the markets. The current total crypto market capitalization has gone back to levels above $200 Billion and looks set to regain levels of $250 Billion that were seen before the SEC announcement to postpone ruling on the Bitcoin ETF.
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