‘Bitcoin will go all the way to $160,000 this year,’ says Celsius CEO

Though the worth of Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover round $30,000, business specialists are noting that there’s 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 mentioned.

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

“If you go too excessive, too quick, you’re certain for a correction. You possibly can 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 latest tweets about Bitcoin. In line with Mashinsky, Musk is just not serving to the crypto group, however reasonably manipulating the market. As such, he famous that Musk is solely a “vacationer” within the land of crypto.

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

“If the richest man on this planet is keen to trade a Bitcoin for a Tesla, you must 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, nevertheless 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 will probably be transferring its enterprise operations from the UK to the USA within the coming months.

In line with Cohen Pavon, the shift to the U.S. was promoted by the latest regulatory uncertainty within the U.Ok. for crypto corporations. “We got here to the conclusion that the U.Ok. is just not probably the most secure place for Celsius when it comes to rules and geopolitical views,” he mentioned.

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

Watch the entire interview right here!