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Recent comments by Ran Neu Ner, founder of OnChain Capital, and host of Cryptotrader on CNBC Africa indicate that we could be headed to Bitcoin (BTC) levels that will be as low as $5,900. Neu Ner was quoted as saying that the problem is not with the recent hacks on Coinrail or the investigations on 4 popular exchanges by US Authorities. He believes that there is simply no demand for Bitcoin right now. Of course, he is just one opinion while other experts have different takes.

Neu Ner would also comment that the current levels of Bitcoin will not matter if the digital asset will be valued at 20 to 80 thousand dollars in a few years. The ones worried about the current value of the King of Crypto are the day traders and those who specialize in scalping.

Scalping is a trading style specializing in taking profits on small price changes, generally soon after a trade has been entered and has become profitable. It requires a trader to have a strict exit strategy because one large loss could eliminate the many small gains the trader has worked to obtain.

Away from the comments of Neu Ner and observing the behavior of Bitcoin (BTC) in the month of April, we find that there was a similar decline that bottomed out around the 1st of April. On that same date, Bitcoin was valued at a new low of approximately $6,500. The coin would later bounce back within a month and was valued at $9,600 by April 25th and $9,900 by the 5th of May this year.

Fundstrat CEO, Thomas Lee, has continually stuck to his price prediction of $25,000 per BTC by the end of the year. Mr. Lee is keeping an eye on the institutional investors who will jump into the crypto-markets as soon as regulatory guidance is given by primarily the SEC of the US.

Mr. Lee was quoted as saying:

“I think institutional investors have gained a lot of interest, and they haven’t really come into crypto yet because there is still some regulatory uncertainty. But that sort of ultimate allocation into crypto as an asset class is going to be a powerful reason why bitcoin rallies.”

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Recent news indicates that the country of Thailand, through its very own SEC, has officially recognized the seven cryptocurrencies of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Ripple, and Stellar. The reasons given by the government organization is that these cryptocurrencies have been collectively agreed by the crypto community as being credible and at the same time, the digital assets are highly liquid/available.

This means the time is nigh for regulatory direction in the major countries of the United States, Canada, Russia, United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea. Once these countries give some form of direction, the institutional investors will not mind being part of the crypto-verse. They will, in turn, cause a resurgence of interest in Bitcoin (BTC) that will propel it to greater heights.

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