Bitcoin (BTC) market’s tendency to crash by over 80% after logging strong bull runs might come to an end.
That is according to a new report published by California-based hedge fund Pantera Capital. In detail, the report notes that the recent periods of BTC price drops have been less severe than in the past.
For instance, in 2013-15 and 2017-18, Bitcoin crashed by as much as 83% after topping out near $1,111 and $20,089, respectively. Similarly, the cryptocurrency’s bull run in 2019-20 and 2020-2021 led to massive price corrections. Nevertheless, the scales of their retracements afterward were -61% and -54%, respectively.
Dan Morehead, the chief executive at Pantera Capital, highlighted the consistent drop in selling sentiment after the 2013-15 and 2017-18 bearish cycles, noting that future bear markets would be “shallower.” He explained:
“I long advocated that as the market becomes broader, more valuable, and more institutional the amplitude of prices swings will moderate.”
The statements appeared as Bitcoin renewed its bullish strength to retest its current record high near $65,000.
BTC/USD rallied above $60,000 for the first time since early May as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) after years of rejecting similar investment products.
The approval of ProShare’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF raised expectations that it would make it easier for institutional investors to gain exposure in the BTC market. That also helped Bitcoin wipe almost all the losses incurred during the April-July bear cycle as the BTC price doubled to reclaim levels above $60,000.