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Should You Be Investing in Crypto Now?

By Richard Knight | Altcoin Investor | 28 Dec 2022


Crypto Investment 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Evaluating the Cryptocurrency Market and when to invest.

It’s been one of the most difficult years for crypto in recent history. Just over a year ago, Bitcoin was trading at an all-time high of $69,000. Today Bitcoin is around $17,000 and the total crypto market capitalization in the last year has fallen from $2.8T to 814B.

For most individuals, this bear market is seen as bad.

However, for the contrarian investor, it’s an opportunity that only comes around about once every four years in the cryptocurrency market.

The 4-Year Market Cycle & Bitcoin Halving

Bitcoin halving is an event that occurs approximately every four years and in the past has had a significant impact on the price of Bitcoin and the overall cryptocurrency market.

Bitcoin having is where the reward for mining new blocks is reduced by 50% and is programmatically designed to occur automatically as a measure to control the supply of new bitcoins and regulate the overall inflation rate of the cryptocurrency.

As a result of the reduction in the supply of new Bitcoins being created, it leads to a reduction in the overall supply of new bitcoins being added to the market, which in the past has driven up the price of Bitcoin, and consequently driven up the market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market.

The Bitcoin halving event is widely believed to impact the crypto market cycle and be a trigger for the next bull run.

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The Crypto Market Cycle

The crypto market cycle typically consists of four stages:

  1. Accumulation: During this phase, the market is experiencing growth and adoption is increasing. Prices tend to rise, and investors may be attracted to the potential for high returns.
  2. Run Up: This is the highest point of the market cycle, where prices have reached their highest point and investor sentiment is generally positive. Some investors may choose to sell their investments at this point to take profits.
  3. Distribution Phase: This phase is characterized by a decline in prices and investor sentiment. Some investors may sell their investments due to concerns about the market or negative news, which can further drive down prices.
  4. Run Down Phase: This is the lowest point in the market cycle, where prices are at their lowest and investor sentiment is generally negative. Many investors may see this as the best time to buy low and hold for the next market peak.

Investing based on the Crypto Market Cycle

While this is a very general guideline, many investors believe the best time to invest in the market is during the run down phase, or otherwise known as the bottom of the market.

Conclusion: Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

Many indicators are showing we are nearing the bottom of the market and if the past is any indication of the future (based on the crypto market cycle) there will be another bull market, within the next 2 years.

The Bitcoin halving cycle and its effect on the four-year cycle of the cryptocurrency market have been well documented. The cryptocurrency market is here to stay and while we are currently seeing some very low prices in the market, the market cycle will change (as it has always).

Ultimately, the decision to invest in cryptocurrencies is a personal one that depends on a variety of factors, including your own financial goals, risk profile, and overall understanding of the market.

Investing in cryptocurrencies also does carry a high level of risk due to its volatile nature as well as the potential for scams and fraud. For this reason it is crucial to thoroughly research and evaluate a cryptocurrency project before making any type of investment as well as have a clear understanding of what type of crypto investor you are.

That said, we have seen in the past the cryptocurrency market experience massive growth and many investors have made life-changing gains. It’s also likely at some point in time in the near future we will see this cycle repeat (as it has many times before).

The big question you should be asking yourself is — were you able to plan ahead to be able to profit in the next bull run?

Richard

 

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