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Peter Brandt Explains Why Bitcoin Halving Is 'Grossly Overrated.' Will BTC Price Skyrocket This Time?

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Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:27
Alex Dovbnya
Still expect Bitcoin (BTC) to rally after the halving? Peter Brandt explains why you are most likely wrong.
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Those Bitcoin investors who still held onto their coins after the 38 percent crash on March 12 probably do not want to miss out on another post-halving bull run. However, with the most anticipated rally just 55 days away, the bullish narrative around it continues to crumble. 

Prominent commodity trader Peter Brandt is the latest skeptic who questioned the impact of the halving, calling it extremely overrated. 

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A chump change 

Unlike fiat currencies, Bitcoin is a disinflationary asset whose supply is capped at 21 mln coins. On May 12, its supply will be halved once again, as miners will only be able to receive 6.25 BTC per block.

After the halving, according to Brandt's calculations, Bitcoin's daily supply will be reduced by an infinitesimal one percent as opposed to its trading volume, which he described as 'real supply.'  

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Bitcoin's volumes continue to shrink 

Bitcoin's two previous bull runs coincided with its halvings in 2012 and 2016, which is why many believe that history might rhyme this time as well.

That said, Bitcoin's trading volumes have been steadily declining since 2017, signaling ebbing interest in the market. This wasn't the case in 2016. 

image by tradingview.com 

As reported by U.Today, Fundstrat's Tom Lee did not rule out that the whole crypto industry was slowly bleeding to death.  

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.

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