“In my 30 years in trading my top golden rule was to act when the news was not matched by price movement,” Masters wrote. “Having been around crypto during MtGox, the China ban, Bitfinex Hack, Trump comments and many of the other market-smashing stories that punctuate bitcoin’s history I was struck by the lack of negative price movement, particularly around BitMEX,” Masters added after noting the FCA and BitMEX events as recent, potentially bearish happenings.
Bitcoin has gained a number of large mainstream participants in the past several months, partly in an effort to preserve these speculators’ capital against inflation. Masters details these mainstream entrants in the first part of the report, mentioning Square and MicroStrategy as two examples. MicroStrategy allocated $425 million of its treasury reserves to Bitcoin between August and September. Square picked up roughly $50 million in Bitcoin at the beginning of October.
“We think these actions are but the beginning of a treasury diversification strategy which will appeal to technology and payments companies around the globe,” Masters wrote. Earlier in the year, billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones placed his own heavy bet on Bitcoin as a hedge against inflation.