Though the worth of Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover round $30,000, industry experts are noting that there is a bullish long-term view

To place this into perspective, Alex Mashinsky, chief govt officer and co-founder of Celsius – the centralized cryptocurrency lending platform – informed Cointelegraph at Bitcoin 2021 in Miami that he sees Bitcoin reaching $160,000 this 12 months, or probably a bit decrease. “We haven’t seen the highs but for 2021,” Mashinsky stated.

Mashinsky additional remarked that the crypto market was sure for a correction, following Bitcoin’s recent all-time high of over $63,000:

“Whenever you go too excessive, too quick, you’re sure for a correction. You’ll be able to see my tweets in each March and February saying ‘we’re going to have a crash, we’re going to have a correction.’ I predicted $30,000. Bitcoin is sort of a spring – we stretch it an excessive amount of and we put an excessive amount of leverage. Too many individuals acquired grasping.”

‘Elon Musk is manipulating the market’

Along with discussing the worth of Bitcoin, Mashinsky commented on Elon Musk’s recent tweets about Bitcoin. In line with Mashinsky, Musk shouldn’t be serving to the crypto group, however somewhat manipulating the market. As such, he famous that Musk is just a “vacationer” within the land of crypto.

Mashinsky additionally famous that Tesla accepting Bitcoin payments will profit Musk, however not customers:

“If the richest man on the planet is prepared to alternate a Bitcoin for a Tesla, it’s important to ask your self, who’s getting the nice deal? The minute you purchase that Tesla, it is value lower than what you paid for it, however Bitcoin goes to proceed to extend in worth. In order that transaction is nice for Elon, however it’s not good for you.”

Celsius strikes enterprise operations to the U.S.

Roni Cohen Pavon, chief income officer at Celsius, additional informed Cointelegraph that Celsius shall be moving its enterprise operations from the UK to the US within the coming months.

In line with Cohen Pavon, the shift to the U.S. was promoted by the current regulatory uncertainty in the U.K. for crypto companies. “We got here to the conclusion that the U.Ok. shouldn’t be probably the most secure place for Celsius when it comes to laws and geopolitical views,” he stated.

Though Celsius has had a bodily workplace within the U.S. since 2019, Cohen Pavon defined that Celsius will now grow to be a restricted legal responsibility firm, or LLC. “Nothing adjustments with our providers – we at the moment are an LLC as an alternative of Celsius Community Restricted. I consider the transition to have interaction as a U.S. entity shall be accomplished by early or mid August.”

Watch the entire interview here!