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Bitcoin Is Classic Pump-and-Dump Scheme, Says Peter Schiff

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:42
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Alex Dovbnya
Gold proponent Peter Schiff thinks that Bitcoin evaporating its 40 percent pump proves that it's a pump-and-dump scheme
Bitcoin Is Classic Pump-and-Dump Scheme, Says Peter Schiff
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Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff has come up with a new insult for Bitcoin, calling it "a classic pump-and-dump scheme."


"You're being played"

Schiff continues to assert that Bitcoin's 40 percent pump on Oct. 25 was the result of price manipulations. The fact that Bitcoin's has completely trimmed these gains in just four weeks definitely flies in the face of bulls.

The gold bug explains that the pump was meant "to sucker in" momentum buyers to dump their bags later. This is supposed to be a wake-up call for all buyers.


Earlier, Schiff lambasted Bitcoin holders for not being able to see through the shenanigans of whales who are selling their coins on the verge of a major price.        

Bitcoin Price Could Drop to $2,000 or Even to $200, According to Peter Schiff

Other bears are waking up 

Mark Dow, the trader who famously shorted Bitcoin at its current all-time high, recently resurfaced on Twitter with a succinct "Bitcoin is dying" tweet, which came in handy right on the verge of Bitcoin's drop to the $7,500 level.     

While some bulls might be tempted to dismiss Bitcoin price moves recorded on the lower time-frames as "noise," the long-term picture is also gloomy. As reported by U.Today, crypto market analyst Willy Woo opined that Bitcoin might not replicate the success of previous halvening cycles due to its unusual bearishness. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at