Peter Schiff Warns Bitcoin Plunge Is Far from Over

Bitcoin plummets as Schiff predicts doom, rattling crypto markets and igniting fears of a returning bear market.

Peter Schiff chopping up bitcoins with his sword.
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  • The crypto market is in freefall with prices and sentiment plummeting.
  • Peter Schiff seizes the moment to bash Bitcoin again, predicting further downside ahead.
  • Predictions on future price swings vary.

The cryptocurrency market has been hit by a significant sell-off, witnessing $290 billion outflows over the past month. This exodus has sent both prices and investor sentiment into a tailspin. Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, plunged to a seven-week low of $58,300 on Monday, rekindling painful memories of past bear markets.


Amid this fear, longtime Bitcoin critic Peter Schiff seized the opportunity to reinforce his skeptical stance on cryptocurrencies. Known for his preference for gold, Schiff wasted no time in declaring that the crypto bear market has returned with full force.

Schiff: Bitcoin Bear Is Here

Amidst a turbulent cryptocurrency market and plummeting investor sentiment, Schiff asserted the return of the crypto bear market. His remarks align with a broader reassessment among investors, underscoring concerns about the sustainability of recent gains in the market.

Lending weight to his bear market assessment, Schiff drew attention to Bitcon’s 20% decline since its March all-time high price of $76,000, while emphasizing the 30% drop seen against gold.

Bitcoin has been trading lower against gold in recent weeks, reaching a peak of 1 BTC to 30.8583 ounces of gold on June 7. However, a sharp sell-off on Sunday caused this ratio to plummet further, hitting a low of 25.3764 on Monday.

Chart of Bitcoin to gold price per
Bitcoin to gold chart per Xe

Despite this recent downturn, it’s worth noting that Bitcoin still maintains a 28% gain against gold year-to-date (YTD). Nonetheless, Schiff declared that “The bear is still young,” and warned Bitcoin investors to “Look out below,” suggesting he anticipates further price declines to come.

What Happens Next?

Price predictions are notoriously difficult to get right, resulting in varied opinions on Bitcoin’s future direction. 


Trader TheoTrader expressed concern about the market’s technical structure. He commented that the “Current structure on weekly and daily does not look good imo.” Taking a bearish stance, TheoTrader suggested that Bitcoin could potentially decline to as low as $50,000 in the coming months.

However, Kyle Reidhead, founder of the crypto newsletter Milk Road, urged his followers to adopt a broader perspective. Reidhead remarked, “I think this pullback is completely normal and much needed, considering how fast markets moved in the last 12 months.”

Reidhead drew parallels to the 2015-2017 bull market, highlighting two significant pullbacks, each lasting 133 days. Reidhead noted these corrections occurred mid-bull market and were followed by “more aggressive risk-on” phases, suggesting that the current downturn could be a temporary setback rather than a long-term reversal.

Adding to the optimistic voices, investor Jelle advocated for a long-term perspective, advising market participants to “Take a chill pill. The best is yet to come.” Jelle’s analysis involved overlaying Bitcoin’s price movements following the halving events of 2012, 2016, 2020, and the present, concluding that “the current PA is nothing out of the ordinary.”

According to Jelle’s chart, Bitcoin peaked at between 350 to 1,400 days after each halving event. This suggests that the current market behavior aligns with past cycles and could precede a significant upward movement. As of June 25, we are 66 days past the most recent halving.

On the Flipside

  • Macroeconomic factors like high interest rates and inflation, absent in previous cycles, may potentially impact crypto prices in either direction.
  • Past performance may not predict future prices.

Why This Matters

The current volatility in the crypto market highlights the significance of maintaining a long-term perspective in digital asset investing. Although short-term fluctuations may be unsettling, they also present opportunities for strategic positioning.

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Samuel Wan

Samuel Wan is a finance professional turned crypto journalist, known for his insightful reporting on market trends, regulatory changes, and technological developments within the digital asset industry. His ability to simplify complex concepts and report the facts has made him a trusted source in the crypto community. Beyond his writing, Samuel is an active mountain biker and gamer.