Bitcoin (BTC) hit $9,500 at one point in early trading hours this morning. The coin is currently holding ground, hovering around the $9,250 mark, with a value gain of less than 1 percent over 24 hours to press time.
EOS has also seen a healthy rise of over seven percent in the same 24 hour period, trading around $20.22 to press time, indicating that the markets are continuing to respond positively to the pre-release of its Blockchain scalability platform EOSIO Dawn 3.0 on April 6.
Ran Neu-Ner, host of CNBC’s CryptoTrader, compared this morning’s healthy outlook with early January’s bullish markets:
Market just hit 50% of the ATH in Jan. On that day BTC was at $17500 and had a lower dominance than today! pic.twitter.com/l7xuEPnF8L
— Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) April 29, 2018
Mid to long-term crypto market sentiment remains bullish, particularly among VC investors. The CEO of crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital, forecast that the crypto market could hit “$40 trln” within ten years, in a Bloomberg interview earlier this week. Tech giant IBM broke news twice with Blockchain-focused initiatives, signalling that major tech industry players are edging closer towards realizing real world Blockchain applications.
Yet others from the traditional financial sector continue to balk at short time volatility, with American investor, Warren Buffett, again scorning investment in cryptocurrencies in an interview yesterday, April 28. The 87-year old investor joined ranks with other Bitcoin sceptics, such as the ousted Paypal CEO, Bill Harris, who this week said that “Bitcoin is a scam,” and that crypto traders are “drinking the Kool-Aid”, in an apparent reference to the poison-laced drink which killed over 900 cult members in the Jonestown Massacre of 1978.