Invesco, an investment management business, predicts that the Bitcoin bubble will collapse in 2022 due to waning investor enthusiasm.
The forecast is part of Invesco’s ’10 implausible but possible scenarios for 2022′ analysis, which predicts that Bitcoin could fall below $30,000. The price decline, according to Invesco, will represent the climax of Bitcoin’s succession of bubbles over the last two years.
The investing behemoth linked the expected Bitcoin bubble burst to the 1929 disaster, implying that the asset’s recent mass marketing is losing steam, given that BTC has seen more volatility in 2021.
“The template also suggests that bubbles typically deflate for a further two years. Hence, we think it is not too much of a stretch to imagine Bitcoin falling below $30,000 this year (with the health warning that we have got this wrong before and that it seems to be going through a series of bubbles),” Invesco said.
What happened the last one Invesco predicted
Invesco anticipated that Bitcoin would plummet to $10,000 last year, but the commodity has since risen in value, reaching an all-time high of about $68,000.
Bitcoin was trading around $41,800 at press time, down nearly 3% in the prior 24 hours. The value of the digital money has dropped nearly 10% year to far.
Despite predicting a grim future for Bitcoin, Invesco has continued to show its interest in the digital currency by releasing a number of cryptocurrency-related products. Invesco has introduced two cryptocurrency-focused thematic exchange-traded funds, according to Finbold (ETFs).
The products dubbed Invesco Alerian Galaxy Crypto Economy ETF (SATO), the Invesco Alerian Galaxy Blockchain Users, and Decentralized Commerce ETF (BLKC) will offer exposure to global public companies.
Besides Bitcoin’s price surge in 2021, the general cryptocurrency market also recorded growth, as highlighted by several metrics like job hirings in the industry. In this line, an analysis by Linkedin indicated that in 2021, job postings with terms “Bitcoin,” “Ethereum,” “blockchain,” and “cryptocurrency” surged 395% in the United States and outperformed the general tech sector.
In 2022, the focus on the cryptocurrency industry is also increasingly moving towards the regulatory aspect. Several jurisdictions are increasingly enacting laws to regulate the space.