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Is Bitcoin's Price Cyclical?

Bitcoin and crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen has released a video that takes issue with the cyclical price theories held by many crypto advocates. By examining Bitcoin’s four-year price trends Cowen asserts that the flagship cryptocurrency does not follow such a discernable pattern.


Bitcoin has experienced two major periods of significant price growth. Each followed the block reward halvings that took place in 2012 and 2016, respectively. It thus stands to reason that crypto advocates anticipate a similar value spike to take place when the block reward is again reduced by half this May. Cowen throws cold water on this theory by pointing to market data suggesting that Bitcoin’s value growth has not followed such a simple four-year pattern. Rather, a series of peaks and valleys over several extended periods can be seen from Bitcoin’s earliest days. These trends last longer as its market cap grows. If Cowen is correct, Bitcoin will remain in what the analyst terms an “accumulation period” until 2022, when the price will once again start to increase. It is worth noting that Cowen has long been bullish about Bitcoin and the crypto market as a whole. He has stated in the past that the total crypto value cap could exceed USD $11 Trillion over the next few years, with Bitcoin reaching a price of well over $100,000. Read More...