The entrepreneur also advised storing digital assets in cold wallets

​Elon Musk predicts a prolonged depression in the crypto market

14.11.2022 - 11:00

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What’s new? Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has predicted a prolonged decline in the cryptocurrency market. He wrote this under a post by investor Jason Calacanis, who asked what awaits bitcoin in 2023, given that it is currently trading 75,6% below its all-time high of $69 000 recorded in November 2021. Musk believes that bitcoin as an asset will survive, but it will take a long time for the rate to recover. A few days earlier, he also named two other cryptocurrencies that have a future.

What other statements did Musk make? On November 12, the billionaire joined a discussion about the collapse of the FTX exchange on Twitter Spaces. The bankruptcy of one of the largest trading platforms caused a downturn in the entire digital asset market, but the entrepreneur said that bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin probably have a future. He also urged listeners to store cryptocurrencies outside exchanges, in cold crypto wallets.

In addition, Musk spoke highly negatively about former FTX head Sam Bankman-Fried, explaining that he spoke to him for about half an hour as part of the discussion about the Twitter purchase deal.

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In early November, analysts at DappRadar noticed an increase in the number of unique active wallets in the DeFi sector and decentralized apps. From September to October, the growth was 7 and 6,8%, respectively. Experts noted that such activity demonstrates the resilience of the industry to macroeconomic shocks and may be a sign of market recovery.

Later, analysts at JPMorgan said that the collapse of the FTX exchange could push bitcoin to fall to $13 000. And research firm Fundstrat suggested that high market volatility would bring the asset’s rate below $10 000.

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