(GBTC) – As Bitcoin Tanks 18%, Long-Term Bull Tim Draper Pins Blame On ‘Manipulation’ By Banks

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Long-term Bitcoin (BTC) bull and venture capitalist Tim Draper is accusing banks of attempted manipulation as the apex cryptocurrency tanked nearly 18% in the 24-hour period leading to press time.

What Happened: Draper took to Twitter in the early hours of Monday to condemn banks for the alleged malfeasance.

Earlier late Sunday night, Scott Minerd, the global Chief Investment Officer for Guggenheim Partners, tweeted that Bitcoin’s parabolic rise was “unsustainable in the near term.” Minerd said the rise of Bitcoin is “vulnerable to a setback.”

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“The target technical upside of $35,000 has been exceeded.  Time to take some money off the table,” Minerd said.

Why It Matters: Bitcoin has fallen $8,444.74 or 20.13% from its all-time high of 41,941.56, which it reached on Jan. 3, as of press time.

Miller’s remarks are in contrast to a filing by Guggenheim in November where it disclosed considering investing in Bitcoin through its Macro Opportunities Fund.

It had said at the time it would invest up to 10% of the fund’s net asset value in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTC: GBTC).
Price Action: Bitcoin traded 17.86% lower at $33,340.81 at press time. On Friday, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust closed 1.22% lower at $44.42.

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