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Former NYSE Group President Believes Bitcoin Could Retest $17,000

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 14:43
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Alex Dovbnya
Tom Farley believes that Bitcoin has more downside potential, but a short-term bottom is likely in
Former NYSE Group President Believes Bitcoin Could Retest $17,000
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During a recent appearance on CNBC, Tom Farley, former president of the NYSE Group, predicted that the price of Bitcoin may end up retesting the $17,000 level.

Yet, he believes that the cryptocurrency has reached at least a short-term bottom for now, describing the recent price drop as a "really good" buying opportunity.

Farley believes that the market has already endured a capitulation.

Over the weekend, the top cryptocurrency crashed below the highest point of the previous bullish cycle. Investors recorded more than $7 billion worth of locked-in losses, according to data provided by cryptocurrency analytics firm Glassnode.

As reported by U.Today, the world's largest cryptocurrency managed to reclaim the $21,000 level earlier today, which marked a small victory for bulls after a long string of setbacks.

On Monday, former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes warned that there could be more forced selling due to market uncertainty.

Prior to that, Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman predicted that the modest recovery would simply be a dead-cat bounce.

Cryptocurrency analyst Chris Burniske recently tweeted that it would not surprise him if Bitcoin were to plunge to the $10,000 level. The fact that miners are yet to capitulate means that there is more downside potential. Burniske also believes that Bitcoin will struggle to recover due to the unfavorable macro backdrop.

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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