Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz calls a bottom in crypto price

Cezar Renta

Since the beginning of 2018, the cryptocurrency market has been constantly declining with most altcoin prices going down 80% or even more from their all-time highs. Bitcoin wasn’t spared as its price declined by 68% compared to its peak from last year’s December.

While nothing is certain, Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz seems optimistic as he thinks the current bear market might be coming to an end. Novogratz caused a lot of turmoil with a Tweet in which he was calling a bottom on Wednesday when a broad sell-off made the cryptocurrency market cap take a dive to $186 billion, a new low for 2018.

Using Galaxy Digital’s crypto price index he concluded the market had “retouched the highs of late last year and the point of acceleration that led to the massive rally/bubble,”.

Since then, it looks like his prediction has remained accurate as today the overall market cap is around $198 billion, significantly higher than the yearly low it just went through.

Novogratz made another daring prediction earlier in July when he said within a year the cryptocurrency market cap will reach $800 billion, around the all-time high from last January. His forecast was based on the supposition that mainstream regulated custodians will start to stock cryptoassets for companies.

While not everyone agrees, there’s an increasing number of industry experts who believe the bear market will likely come to an end in the near future.

A few days ago, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao countered Ethereum’s cofounder Vitalik Buterin who stated the blockchain industry had no room left for 1000x price increases. Changpeng claims the opposite as he feels confident “crypto will absolutely grow 1000x and more!”