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Peter Brandt And John McAfee Bullish About Bitcoin Despite Price Drop

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Carlos is an international relations' analyst specializing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Since 2017, Carlos has written extensively for UseTheBitcoin and other leading cryptocurrency sites; with over 2,000 articles published.
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The recognized trader and chartist Peter Brandt and the controversial crypto figure John McAfee are bullish about Bitcoin (BTC) despite its recent price drop. 

In a recent Tweet, Peter Brandt mentioned that Bitcoin could bottom close to $5,500 in February and start a bull move to $50,000. Meanwhile, Mr. McAfee supported Brandt’s comments and said that Bitcoin will reach $1 million by the end of 2020. 

Bitcoin Supporters Bullish About The Cryptocurrency

A few days ago, Bitcoin fell from $10,400 to under $8,000 a few hours ago. This came after some months in which the price of Bitcoin was traded sideways between $9,400 and $10,800. 

Many enthusiasts and crypto investors expected Bitcoin to move forward and surpass its previous all-time high. Bitcoin reached its highest price level in December 2017 when it hit $20,000 in many exchanges. After it, a year-long bear market started that ended with Bitcoin being traded under $3,200. 

Peter Brandt suggested that Bitcoin will continue to fall and bottom close to $5,500. That means that Bitcoin would have to fall another 32% from $8,200 if it wants to be traded around $5,500. 

John McAfee, that is known for making the famous prediction of Bitcoin reaching $1 million by the end of 2020, supported Brandt’s comments by saying that he also considers that in the medium term $50,000 is a possible outcome. 

Furthermore, McAfee wrote that he is also “firm” on his $1 million price prediction by the end of 2020. 

On the matter, Mr. McAfee commented:

“Stop wringing your hands! Watch GOT reruns, or woo your spouse or finish off your drug stash. All is well.” 

In order for Bitcoin to reach $50,000, the virtual currency would have to grow 509% in just five months. Although it is not impossible, it seems far from happening with the current sentiment. 

At the time of writing this article, Bitcoin is being traded around $82,50 and it has a market capitalization of $148 billion. In the last 24 hours, the whole top 10 market is operating positively. 

The largest winner among the top 10 was Bitcoin SV (BSV) surging 7.32% in the last 24 hours. XRP followed with a price increase of 5.51% during the same period. Finally, EOS surged by 5.35% to $2.92 per coin.