Blockchain Capital partner Spencer Bogart is “super bullish on crypto right now,” but admittedly thinks bitcoin price could still fall further — due, in large part, to forced selling from new cryptocurrency funds.
Spencer Bogart has provided another reason for the prolonged bear market, and one which many retail investors may not have considered previously.
According to the Blockchain Capital partner, many of the new hedge funds which popped up during the cryptocurrency boom in 2017 are “hitting their one-year lock up” — meaning liquid providers are looking to sell during a time when the market has been, for lack of a better term, ‘rekt.’
Bogart told CNBC‘s “Fast Money” on Monday:
If we go back to the summer of 2017, when crypto prices were booming, there was about a 100, 200, maybe 300 new crypto hedge funds that were formed. […] They’re saying, ‘hey, I want to redeem out of that fund. That means forced selling on behalf of all of these new crypto funds that have popped up. I think that could take prices artificially lower.
Bogart also claims that prices are still inflated — particularly when it comes to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The same could probably be said about many lower-level altcoins…