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Peter Brandt Criticizes “Arrogance” of Laser Eye Movement, John Bollinger Disagrees

Sat, 10/08/2022 - 11:18
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Yuri Molchan
Renowned chartist says that the “laser eyes” craze did not live up to the Bitcoin price expectations; John Bollinger and Michael Saylor disagree
Peter Brandt Criticizes “Arrogance” of Laser Eye Movement, John Bollinger Disagrees
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Seasoned commodity trader Peter Brandt slams the “arrogance of the laser eyes movement”, while famous trader John Bollinger and MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor disagree with the chartist.

Besides, Brandt admitted that he was unable to predict that in 2022 Bitcoin would be trading below the $20,000 level.

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In a recently published tweet, Peter Brandt stated that hardly anyone in 2021, who added “laser eyes” to their Twitter avatars, was able to predict that every BTC purchase back then would turn into a losing trade in 2022. And there was plenty of those who “wore” laser eyes on Twitter, trader reminded the community.

Brandt admitted that he was unable to predict that Bitcoin would be sitting below the $20,000 level this year for several months in succession.

“Danger of dogmatic thinking”, Bollinger and Saylor step in

Another renowned trader, inventor of Bollinger Bands TA indicator, John Bollinger joined the discussion. So did Bitcoin evangelist Michael Saylor. from MicroStrategy – th ecompany’s founder and its former CEO.

Michael Saylor told Brandt that the “laser eyes” movement was merely a sign of taking a commitment to Bitcoin “based on its ethical, technical, and economic superiority to alternate assets.”

The Bitcoiner reminded Brandt that in the last 12 months, not only Bitcoin but all top assets have been going down. For this reason, Saylor tweeted, “we don’t trade Bitcoin, we hodl”.

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John Bollinger joined the discussion, saying that it was “a bit mean” of Brandt to state that about Bitcoin and “laser eyes”. In response, the commodity trader slammed “the arrogance of laser eyes movement” and reminding those Bitcoiners that dogmatic thinking can be dangerous.

Brandt again then reminded Bollinger that in the root tweet, he himself admitted being among those who did not believe Bitcoin at $20,000 was ever likely again.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

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