Bitcoin volatility is here to stay (Bitcoin Price Prediction 2018)

Many of the people are tired of the increasing volatility in Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies. Some of the people think that this is just temporary as volumes grow, the volatility would decrease but some have a different view. According to some of the investors, Bitcoin volatility is actually a feature of the cryptocurrency rather than just a short-term problem. Also, according to them, it is this volatility which makes it increase many times in just a span of one year as well. Therefore, if the volatility reduces the returns would also be reduced.

Moreover, many of the media outlets are actually hyping up this volatility in order to feature the negative side of Bitcoin. The truth is that, if an asset class rises by more than 20 times in a single year, it can easily halve as well. This is exactly what is happening with the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Moreover, many of the companies, as well as investors, are stating that Bitcoin is nothing more than a Ponzi scam. This is again not true at all.

Bitcoin determines its value by supply and demand which is same as the equity class as well. Moreover, it is entirely decentralized and therefore it would not be possible for any one individual to control the entire supply.

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Volatility hurting people:

There are many stories where people have actually taken a 2nd mortgage on their home in order to invest Bitcoins at the peak. They are actually suffering from depression as well as other such problems due to the enormous losses in the cryptocurrency. The countries in which the number of investors is high like South Korea have several such stories in their media.

On the other hand, there are also stories of investors who had invested in Bitcoin a few years back and now have made over 1000% returns in just a short period of time. Thus, the stories are on both sides of the coin. This is the reason why Bitcoin is actually a volatile asset which cannot just reduce the volatility.

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Thus, if you’re thinking of investing in cryptocurrencies, it is important for you to understand that the volatility is here to stay. You need to understand that if you’re investing at inflated valuations, you run the risk of suffering from losses in the shorter term. However, if you’re thinking of holding Bitcoin for a longer period of time, you would suffer no problems at all.

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Crypto Currency Price24H Changes
Bitcoin (BTC)
10567.0
-9.88%
Ethereum (ETH)
842.435
-7.96%
Ripple (XRP)
1.00934
-8.93%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
1293.47
-12.62%
Litecoin (LTC)
211.435
-13.05%
Cardano (ADA)
0.367263
-4.96%
Stellar (XLM)
0.397747
-4.03%
EOS (EOS)
8.61949
-9.48%
Dash (DASH)
667.517
-5.93%
IOTA (MIOTA)
1.79046
-8.0%
Monero (XMR)
302.31
-3.32%
NEM (XEM)
0.462002
-6.89%
Ethereum Classic (ETC)
35.4719
-10.99%
TRON (TRX)
0.0439939
-8.19%
VeChain (VEN)
5.79625
-11.06%
Lisk (LSK)
22.1048
-17.72%
Tether (USDT)
0.997331
-0.32%
Qtum (QTUM)
28.1408
-11.64%
Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
121.256
-11.43%
OmiseGO (OMG)
17.5001
-9.69%

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