Story by: Billy Bambrough
Bitcoin is down more than 80% from its all-time high, having plummetted since the beginning of this year, dragging most major cryptocurrencies with it, including the likes of ethereum and Ripple’s XRP.
This time last year bitcoin was fast approaching its all-time high of near $20,000 and investors and traders were euphoric over bitcoin’s epic 2017 bull run.
Now, bitcoin bulls have sobered up in the face of an overwhelming bear market that continues to maul the bitcoin price and former Goldman Sachs partner and founder of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital Holdings Mike Novogratz has a stark warning for the crypto faithful.
Many in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency community believe that adoption of digital tokens will revolutionize the financial services industry (and perhaps society itself), using blockchain, bitcoin’s underlying technology, to improve clunky and outdated systems.
But how exactly this bitcoin revolution is expected to happen is not entirely clear—nor is how long it might take.
“Revolutions don’t happen overnight,” Novogratz warned in an interview with Bloomberg. “While I believe in the underlying technology and believe in the crypto movement, when prices get stupid, I sell. A lot of my friends in crypto just couldn’t let go. They were saying, ‘This is going to change the world.'”