Despite the sharp rise, this is not bitcoin’s biggest Q2 gain in the past seven years. Investors pocketed profits of 158% and 125% for the second quarters of 2019 and 2017, respectively. In 2016, Q2 gains came in at 62%.
According to Skew, third quarters have been historically more challenging for bitcoin. With the exception of “2017 vintage” when the BTC price surged 80%, thanks to that year’s phenomenal rally, and another 2.9% gain in 2018, Q3 performances have remained in the red for the last seven years.
While poor performance may not be valid for Q3 in all years, pundits expect 2020 to show little difference. That’s largely because BTC transaction volumes have not increased in recent days while it’s 60-day moving average has not improved.
There’s still optimism in some quarters, however, that Bitcoin’s third halving will lead to an increase in the price of the benchmark cryptocurrency in this quarter and beyond. A number of analysts’ predictions put BTC at a price of $20,000 by year-end.
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