If you hodl Bitcoin, you would have much easily and by record, made better profits that OTC Traders who buy and sell it regularly according to data provided by Rhythm Trader.
The prominent cryptocurrency analyst found that bitcoin has been profitable for 3,817 days out of 3,869 days of its existence. That makes 98.66 percent of its history. He added that the only people who lost money in the bitcoin market are the ones who exited during downtrends. On the other hand, the ones who kept holding the cryptocurrency regardless of bias pressure, made the maximum profits.
The research and conclusion came amidst an ongoing discussion about whether or not bitcoin is an ideal store of value asset. While some support the narrative that bitcoin is as much a safe haven asset as gold is, i.e., it exhibits a similar scarcity as the precious metal, and excels when it comes to storing and transacting it without permission, others who are against the narrative believe bitcoin’s underlying price volatility makes it a poor store of value asset.
Between the two narratives are traders who treat bitcoin as a pure speculative vehicle. Their day job is to make money off the cryptocurrency’s intraday price fluctuations. If they are not whales, they are able to move the market exponentially in either direction. If they are regular investors, they merely tail the bias until it stops making a profit for them.
The volatility tends to go down if speculators either turn into believers/ a holder, or turn into outright haters who don’t want anything to do with bitcoin. With the store of value narrative becoming more popular, and thanks to the gloomy macroeconomic outlook that is sending investors searching for non-correlated assets for hedging, bitcoin is looking promising to bring more speculators to its market.
Famous cryptocurrency analyst Tony Vays believes bitcoin has enough use-cases to impress an outsider.
Bitcoin might be the greatest store of value in the history of the world. Yes, it’s volatile — as it’s only been useful for over seven years — but its ‘un-confiscability’ property is unmatched. That is its true store of value, as gold is confiscatable and all other assets even easier
However in recent price charts as at the early hours of Sunday 11th August 2019, bitcoin had dropped in price by a little over 3%. Yet again is it the right time to buy and hodl?