Bitcoin has been on the rise with the start of the new month. The first week of October brought with it good tidings as top cryptocurrencies in the market had begun to rally for the first time in weeks. Bitcoin hit a new 4-month high on Friday with its break above $56K. Bulls have set their eyes on new all-time highs before the end of the year and CEO of Galaxy Digital Mike Novogratz has echoed this sentiment.
Billionaire Mike Novogratz was on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to talk about the crypto market. Novogratz said that new investors were the reason bitcoin and ethereum price had held their high value. New investor enthusiasm has been on the rise since the bull market first slid into full gear at the beginning of 2021. But the recent turn of events in the crypto market has triggered a new wave of entrants into the space.
Novogratz puts the current crypto global wealth percentage at 0.5%, only a small number compared to other financial markets. Nonetheless, an impressive percentage is given that the crypto market is yet to enter its teenage years. The billionaire expects the percentage to rise well above 0.5% as more investors move into the crypto space.
BTC price trading north of $54K | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
Speaking of new investors coming into the market and holding up the prices, the billionaire had this to say; “It’s holding because of just new money coming in. There was $17 billion of new venture capital that went into the first half of the year. It’s just a tremendous inflow of both talent and money.”
Novogratz’s firm Galaxy Digital is a well-known investor in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Given this, the billionaire has always been bullish on the crypto market and has been vocal about his bullish stance. During his interview, the CEO revealed that he was expecting the crypto market to break new all-time highs through the fourth quarter of the year.
“Not to sound like the ever bullish guy that I sometimes am accused of being, but I literally see a scenario where we take out the highs in Bitcoin and we have one of these parabolic moves in all the crypto going into the fourth quarter.”
Novogratz explained the reasoning behind his prediction using a racehorse analogy. He compared the movement of the crypto market to “the horse that turns the corner at the end” that ends up winning the race. Novogratz reiterated his bullish stance for the final quarter of the year. “The assets that are ahead in the fourth quarter usually have great finishes because everyone piles on and pushes the valuations higher.”
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