The crypto market is in turmoil – a major change from the exuberance that kickstarted the year. One of the most important figures responsible for the euphoria in Q1, was none other than the self-proclaimed Dogefather, Elon Musk. His sudden love affair with Bitcoin and other crypto assets send valuations flying, and once he changed his tune, so did the trend.
Now, the Tesla and Space X frontman is also made it on the front cover of Time Magazine as the elusive person of the year. But it could it be an omen that the end of the crypto bull cycle is near – or potentially already here.
Time Magazine Picks Elon Musk As Person Of The Year
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been compared to all kinds of bubbles, ranging from tulip mania to the dot com boom.
While it can be argued that like tech stocks from two decades because crypto assets make a comeback, they aren’t actually in a bubble at all, a more dramatic ‘pop’ could be on the way, according to the unfortunate timing of the Elon Musk Time Magazine cover.
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Time Magazine selected Musk as the 2021 person of the year, which in the past has gone to names like Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, and Jeff Bezos.
In fact, it’s the Amazon CEO that coincidentally could be a sign that the crypto cycle peak is near.
The Jeff Bezos cover was the dot com bubble peak, what about Elon? | Source: TOTAL on TradingView.com
Dot Com Bubble: A Prelude To The Crypto Cycle Peak
Back in December of 1999, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was chosen as the Time Magazine person of the year. Three months later in March of the 2000, the dot com bubble popped.
Comparing the famous internet-focused stock market bubble with the total crypto market cap provides a similar trajectory, that may or may not have run out of steam. Even if like the dot com bubble the current level in December were to hold, a peak just three months away in March 2021 would lead to the worst correction that Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market has ever seen.
But that’s only if the peak isn’t already in. Currently, Bitcoin is flirting with continuation to the downside at about $46,000 per coin. The chart above also demonstrates roughly how much more ground could be covered if the level does indeed hold.
Bull markets tend to end in euphoria, and with the market in full blown fear, the sentiment doesn’t quite match. The so-called “magazine cover” indicator has a delayed effect, because the content goes into production months ahead of the publishing date. Could this mean that the peak in April while Musk was making headlines, truly was the euphoric peak? Or has the market not quite seen anything yet in terms of what euphoria could look like?
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