Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer at Guggenheim Partners, raises his hand during the Milken Institute Global Conference on October 18, 2021 in Beverly HIlls, California.PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images
Guggenheim CIO Scott Minerd says bitcoin could sink to $8,000.
“Let’s face it — most of these currencies, they’re not currencies, they’re junk,” Minerd said.
He also noted that the most dominant player in crypto has yet to emerge.
Bitcoin could sink t0 as low as $8,000, according to Scott Minerd, Guggenheim’s chief investment officer.
“When you break below 30,000 [dollars] consistently, 8,000 [dollars] is the ultimate bottom,” Minerd told CNBC on Monday. “I think we have a lot more room to the downside, especially with the Fed being restrictive.”
The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap has hovered around $30,000 for several weeks, languishing at less than half its all time high of $69,000 and weighing down the wider crypto ecosystem.
Minerd added that crypto is the “canary in the coal mine.”
“We’re seeing crypto collapse as it is,” he said. “Let’s face it — most of these currencies, they’re not currencies, they’re junk. The majority of crypto is garbage.”
While giants like bitcoin and ether will be among the tokens that survives the downturn, Minerd said he is still waiting for an even more significant token to emerge, likening the current environment to the internet boom of the early 2000s when only a few companies survived after the dot com bubble burst.
“I don’t think we’ve seen the dominant player in crypto yet,” Minerd said. “I don’t think we’ve had the right prototype yet for crypto.”
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