UK markets closed
  • FTSE 100

    7,589.66
    +26.11 (+0.35%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    22,655.02
    +2.31 (+0.01%)
     
  • AIM

    1,149.49
    -4.71 (-0.41%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.2007
    +0.0005 (+0.04%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3628
    +0.0030 (+0.22%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    30,932.82
    +258.73 (+0.84%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    999.50
    +4.75 (+0.48%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,588.44
    +11.33 (+0.25%)
     
  • DOW

    35,460.11
    +91.64 (+0.26%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    87.77
    +2.34 (+2.74%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,840.70
    +28.30 (+1.56%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,467.23
    -790.02 (-2.80%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    24,127.85
    +15.07 (+0.06%)
     
  • DAX

    15,809.72
    +37.16 (+0.24%)
     
  • CAC 40

    7,172.98
    +39.15 (+0.55%)
     

Bank CEO predicts bitcoin price will hit new record high in 2022

·1-min read
The first week of January, 2022, saw bitcoin experience the worst start to a year since 2012  (Getty Images)
The first week of January, 2022, saw bitcoin experience the worst start to a year since 2012 (Getty Images)

The head of a Swiss bank has predicted bitcoin will hit new record highs in 2022, based on his firm’s analysis.

Seba CEO Guido Buehler said the cryptocurrency could reach as high as $75,000 over the next 12 months as more institutional investors embrace it.

Follow our live coverage of the crypto market

Speaking to CNBC at the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz in Switzerland on Wednesday, Mr Buehler forecasted a potential new all-time high above the $69,000 levels BTC experienced in November.

“Our internal valuation models indicate a price right now between $50,000 and $75,000. I’m quite confident we’re going to see that level. The question is always timing,” he said.

“Institutional money will probably drive the price up. We are working as a fully regulated bank. We have asset pools that are looking for the right time to invest.”

Bitcoin is currently trading at around $43,000, having briefly dipped below $40,000 at the start of the week following the worst start to a year since 2012.

The losses pushed bitcoin perilously close to falling below the so-called “death cross”, when the cryptocurrency’s 50-day moving average falls below its 200-day moving average.

This ominous-sounding event typically signals a long-term bear market, with previous examples including the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the 2008 Financial Crisis.

So far bitcoin has managed to avoid this outcome, while the slight bounce in recent days has given investors hope that $40,000 is the bottom of this dip. The price acted as an important psychological level throughout 2021, typically seeing strong resistance.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting