Famed short seller John Hempton believes that Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) has not bottomed until the price of meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (CRYPTO:DOGE) falls to below 1 cent.
What Happened: Hempton, the co-founder of investment management firm Bronte Capital, said on Twitter that as long as Dogecoin has a large value, it means speculative mania is “still rampant.” The Australian short seller added that he was concerned about the price of apex cryptocurrency — Bitcoin.
Crypto (and specifically bitcoin) has not bottomed until Doge price is <1c.
When Doge has large value we know that speculative mania is still rampant.
— John_Hempton (@John_Hempton) June 23, 2021
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In a blog post in May, Hempton had compared buying stocks with buying Dogecoin, and noted that the comparison is “not even close.”
Created in 2013 as a joke for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, Dogecoin has shot to prominence this year, buoyed by endorsements from Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk and other celebrities. However, the meme cryptocurrency is down almost 71.5% from the all-time high of $0.7376 it touched in May at the time of writing.
The broader cryptocurrency market had plunged on Monday after China’s central bank warned financial institutions against dealing with cryptocurrency-related services, but is showing signs of a slight recovery as of Tuesday night.
Price Action: Dogecoin is up more than 2% during the last 24 hours, trading at $0.2084 at press time.
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