Trader, podcaster, and Bitcoin BTC/USD evangelist Max Keiser says that the world’s largest digital currency has bottomed out in this cycle and is well on its way to crossing the $220,000 price point.
Speaking with journalist Daniela Cambone, he noted that billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper has already set a target of $250,000 for Bitcoin this year, and Keiser agreed with the prediction.
“Investments in the Bitcoin network have never been higher, that means the security has never been higher, and the price will take care of itself. Tim Draper reiterated his $250,000 call for Bitcoin in 2023, and I concur with that entirely. The price will take care of itself. What we want to make sure is the network is stable,” he said.
He added that the FTX scandal involving its founder Sam Bankman-Fried did not touch the Bitcoin network. Keiser noted that the amount of money being poured into the network – the hash rate, mining, and security – has never been higher.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin is trading near the $23,000 mark on Sunday, its highest point since August 2022 and just ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the Asian subcontinent.
The value of the leading cryptocurrency has increased recently, and analysts say it’s likely due to a more positive overall economic outlook.
Slamming Bankman-Fried, Keiser said the FTX founder has a “very shady” background of high-frequency trading and market making, which is in a gray regulatory zone.
The Bitcoin maximalist went on to say that Ethereum ETH/USD, Cardano ADA/USD, Ripple XRP/USD, and FTT FTT/USD are all “scam tokens.”
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