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JPMorgan: Cryptocurrencies Repeating 2018 Bear Market

Sun, 06/27/2021 - 09:24
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Alex Dovbnya
Crypto winter is already here, according to JPMorgan
JPMorgan: Cryptocurrencies Repeating 2018 Bear Market
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In a recent research note, JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, writes that that the current total cryptocurrency market cap is tracing the path of the 2018 bear market.

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Multiple major cryptocurrencies, including Dogecoin, Litecoin, Chainlink, and others, are already down more than 60 percent from their recent peaks.     

Bitcoin, the crypto king, is also 48 percent away from its Apr. 14 peak at the time of writing.    

For the entire cryptocurrency industry, the crypto winter of 2018 was one of the most severe drawdowns ever, with some prominent projects losing nearly 99 percent of their value and hundreds of projects ending up dead.

JPMorgan believes that there’s more downside in store for Bitcoin, setting its medium-term Bitcoin target at as low as $23,000.

As reported by U.Today, Guggenheim's Scott Minerd recently said that $10,000 could be Bitcoin’s “worst-case” scenario.       

Top U.K. Regulator Goes After Binance

The China ban is positive for bitcoin

Presently, China banishing almost of its miners is the dominant bearish narrative.

However, according to JPMorgan, the ban will be “positive” for Bitcoin in the medium-term:

The crackdown on mining operations in China should be considered as positive for bitcoin over the medium-term as it accelerates a shift away from China's high share in bitcoin's hash rate.

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About the author

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