Mati Greenspan on the Technical and Macro Roots of Bitcoin's Price Surge

As BTC surges, is it fundamentals, technicals or macro context? Former eToro analyst Mati Greenspan breaks it down.

Jan 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 12:08 p.m. UTC

Bitcoin is up more than 8 percent in the last 24 hours. BSV, meanwhile, is up nearly a whopping 100 percent. The question is, of course, why? Is it some larger macro context? A pump-and-dump? Or just the crypto markets being as crazy as they are. The Breakdown invited guest Mati Greenspan, former eToro analyst and now founder of Quantum Economics, to give his take. 

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