비트코인이 느닷없이 폭등하면서 그 이유에 대한 궁금증이 증폭되고 있다.
일설에는 만우절 거짓말 이야기까지 나돈다.
이와 관련 뉴욕증시의 가상화폐 투자회사 케네틱 캐피탈 (Kenetic Capital)의 전무이사 제한추(Jehan Chu)는 비트코인이 전고점 대비 75% 하락해 있는 만큼 암호화폐에 투자해 볼만하다는 견해를 피력했다.
다음은 비트코인 시세 폭등 원인에 관한 뉴욕증시 보도 기사
Bitcoin's Sudden Surge Propels It Above $5,000
By Eric Lam
Sharp jump in virtual currency brings end to months of calm
Traders struggled to pinpoint a reason for the advance
MONEX GROUP INC
Bitcoin climbed suddenly on Tuesday to the highest level since November, leading a broad surge in virtual currencies that brought an end to nearly three months of calm in the $162 billion market.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency surged as much as 23 percent to $5,078.52 as of 1:38 p.m. in Hong Kong, according to Bloomberg composite pricing, with traders struggling to immediately pinpoint a reason for the gain. Rival coins including Ether, Ripple and Litecoin also jumped, as did shares of Asian cryptocurrency-linked stocks including Remixpoint Inc. and Monex Group Inc. The value of digital assets tracked by CoinMarketCap.com increased by about $17 billion in an hour.
Bitcoin jumps on Tuesday after several months of calm
While sudden swings in Bitcoin are nothing new, trading in the virtual currency has been unusually subdued this year as investors weighed the prospects for more mainstream adoption after last year’s 74 percent crash. Market participants say big buy or sell orders in Bitcoin can often lead to outsized moves, in part because volume is spread across dozens of venues. Trend-following individual investors can also exacerbate volatility.
“The Bitcoin market and crypto market in general continues to be small relative to the rest of the markets and emotional,” said Jehan Chu, managing partner at blockchain investment and advisory firm Kenetic Capital. “It’s still very much subject to waves of enthusiasm. I don’t think today is anything special other than a temporary enthusiasm.”
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