What will cryptocurrency market look like in 2027? Here are 5 predictions

The year is 2027. It’s a time of great innovation and technological advancement, but also a time of chaos. What will the crypto market look like in 2027? (For those unfamiliar, that’s a line from the 2011 video game, Deus Ex.) Long-term predictions are notoriously difficult to make, but they are good thought experiments. One year is too short a period for fundamental changes, but five years is just enough for everything to change. Here are the most unexpected and outrageous events that could happen over the next five years. 1. The metaverse…

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Bitcoin price predictions abound as traders focus on the next BTC halving cycle

Terra’s recent collapse has been repeatedly singled out as the main source of weakness affecting crypto assets, but it’s much more likely that a combination of factors are behind the start of this current bear market. At the same time that the market was reeling from the Terra saga, the 2-year mark for the next Bitcoin (BTC) halving was also crossed and this is a metric some analysts have used as an indicator for the end of a bull market. BTC/USD 1-week chart. Source: TradingView As shown on the chart above,…

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Bitcoin open interest matches record high amid predictions of BTC price ‘fireworks’ this month

Bitcoin (BTC) is in line for “explosive” price action as derivatives markets return to form in 2022, a new forecast states. In a tweet on Jan. 4, Vetle Lunde, an analyst at Arcane Research, confirmed that BTC denominated open interest (OI) had returned to all-time highs seen in November. Open interest demands “fireworks” within weeks Bitcoin futures and options have taken a beating during the end-of-year BTC/USD retracement, but as the holiday period ended, consensus began to form around a major comeback. Institutional traders should become the major force on…

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Crypto predictions platform Polymarket fined $1.4M by CTFC

New York-based crypto predictions platform Polymarket has reached a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to pay a fine of $1.4 million. Polymarket is a decentralized platform that enables users to bet on the outcomes of event markets such as pro-sports games and political elections via binary options contracts. On Jan. 3, the CFTC announced that it had entered an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Polymarket, with the platform found to have operated an “illegal unregistered or non-designated facility” since June 2020. Under the order, Polymarket…

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Arcane Research releases its crypto predictions for 2022

Blockchain data research firm Arcane Research has taken a look at the year that was in its final report for 2021 and offered its predictions for crypto markets going into 2022. Arcane’s Dec. 28 The Weekly Update report focuses on Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) but delves into other major coins, decentralized finance (DeFi), meme coins, nonfungible tokens (NFT), derivatives, and others. Arcane offered a prediction for what would happen in 2022 on every topic covered in the report. “Bitcoin will outperform the S&P 500 in 2022.” The report noted…

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$13K Bitcoin price predictions emerge with BTC falling below historic trendline

Bitcoin (BTC) prices broke below a long-standing support wave that was instrumental in keeping its strong bullish bias intact after March 2020’s crypto market crash. Dubbed the 50-week simple moving average, or 50-week SMA, the wave represents the average price traders have paid for Bitcoin over the past 50 weeks. Over the years, and in 2020, its invalidation as price floor has contributed to pushing the Bitcoin market into severe bearish cycles. Bitcoin price breakdowns below 50-week SMA through history. Source: TradingView For instance, the 50-week SMA acted as support…

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Bitcoin price predictions for 2021

What highs (or lows) could Bitcoin reach by the end of the year? Watch Cointelegraph’s latest video to find out! The moderates The Stock-to-Flow (S2F) model created by PlanB is one of the most well-known price prediction apparatuses in the Bitcoin space. It forecasts the long-term price trend of Bitcoin by weighing two main factors: the amount of BTC in existence (the stock) versus the amount of newly mined coins entering the market (the flow). Thus far, the model has been eerily accurate. Bitcoin closed February 26% above the model’s…

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Experts divided on BTC predictions: Bullish or super bullish?

Despite the current battle between Bitcoin bulls and bears around the $50,000 price mark — and an 8.7% pullback over the past 24 hours — a raft of analysts and commentators have got out their crystal balls to tip a glittering future for Bitcoin prices. On Mar. 4, Senior Commodity Strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence Mike McGlone pointed to historical data to suggest that Bitcoin is on the way to $100,000. McGlone’s logic revolves around the growing discount for shares in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust which is at the same level…

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Cointelegraph predictions for the first 5 CBDCs of 2021-2022

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have been an integral part of progressive discussions within the cryptocurrency community. CBDCs are virtual representations of the fiat currency of a particular country. They are often based on blockchain technology and are issued and regulated by the official monetary organization of the country. The feature that makes them different from cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether is that CBDC’s are backed by the central bank’s deposits of the country’s currency and are regulated by the central bank while cryptocurrencies are not. Cointelegraph discussed with Thomas…

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Demystify 2021 with crypto trend predictions from the Cointelegraph crew

Another year has come and gone. The rollercoaster that was 2020 requires little (if any) preamble. It must be said, however, that the blockchain segment experienced something of a return to form during these otherwise painful latter days. Indeed, we closed the year with prices on the up, legal ambiguities increasingly dehazed, and the adoption of distributed technology at a historic apex. With these expository factors lighting our way, let us take a moment to gaze into the future, as speculatively foreseen by the staff at Cointelegraph. We asked our…

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