Speaking with CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal, co-founder of the cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, Du Jun discussed his thoughts on when he thinks the next BTC bull market will take place, stating his prediction is based on when the next Bitcoin “halving” occurs.
According to Jun, there is a cycle every four years when Bitcoin’s value is halved; this is followed by a bull market and subsequently a bear market.
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“In crypto, there is a cycle every four years, and this echoes with halving in Bitcoin. In 2012 half Bitcoin was released into circulation, and in 2013 there was a bull market when the value rose from $20 to almost $2,000 in 2013. It was a bear market after that <…> In 2020, the third halving led to the third bull market in 2021, which raised the price of Bitcoin from around $3,000 to $70,000.”
Bitcoin bull market is hard to predict
Additionally, the Huobi co-founder acknowledges that it is “difficult to predict” when a bull market will occur precisely due to the “many factors” that might impact the market.
As a result of his hypothesis, he states that “if this cycle continues, we are now at the early stage of a bear market.”
In particular, Jun mentions “geopolitical issues,” such as the possibility of a war, which may impact the market at the moment, given the ongoing situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border and the recent “Covid-19” difficulties affecting the market.
As a result, if Bitcoin continues to follow the halving pattern, which parallels a bull market every four years, Mr. Jun anticipates that the next Bitcoin bull cycle would begin around the end of 2024 or the start of 2025, he said:
“It is really hard to predict exactly because there are so many factors which can affect the market as well such as geopolitical issues including war or recent Covid-19 also affecting the market. Following this cycle, it will not be until the end of 2024 to the beginning of 2025 that we can welcome the next bull market on Bitcoin.”
Currently, Bitcoin is trading at $39,135, up 2.17% on the day and down 7.16% in the last week, according to CoinMarketCap statistics.
The flagship digital asset has a total market worth of $744 billion, with volatility continuing to escalate, with the sector recording large capital outflows in 2022.
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