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Bitcoin: Economist Peter Schiff Urges Holders to Sell

Bitcoin: Economist Peter Schiff Urges Holders to Sell

The recent market price drop took the crypto community almost by surprise and the renowned gold bug Peter Schiff didn't pass on the chance to share his views.

Peter Schiff, an economist and vocal critic of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, advises BTC holders to sell their holdings as he predicts a wave of blockchain-related bankruptcies that could turn the current crypto winter into a deep freeze.

In response, Spencer Schiff, his son and a Bitcoin supporter, argues that Bitcoin is a lifeboat and will not be sunk by a few bad occurrences.

San Francisco-based Silvergate, which provides banking services to crypto firms, has announced it is winding down operations due to recent industry and regulatory developments.

This news has contributed to the decline in Bitcoin’s value over the past two weeks, with the cryptocurrency falling below $20,000 for the first time since January.

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Schiff had previously recommended selling Bitcoin at $18,000 in January, but this recommendation proved incorrect as the cryptocurrency increased in value by 37.2% following his advice. Before a mid-February rally slowed, Bitcoin bulls had driven prices up to a high of $25,270.

At the time of writting the flagship cryptocurrency is trading at $19,800 after a 5.4% decline in the past 24 hours and almost 11% in the past week.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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