Bitcoin Has Died Nearly 500 Times as Bear Market Bottom Signals End of Crypto

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15 November 2022, 17:30 GMT+0000
Updated by Ryan James
24 November 2022, 14:06 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • Bitcoin has been declared dead 465+ times from 2010
  • Over 124 articles claimed crypto was dead in 2017.
  • The first such claim was made in 2010 by the Underground Economist when Bitcoin was trading at $0.23. The article is no longer live
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Renowned Indian Author Chetan Bhagat wrote a column declaring that crypto is dead. Is it the sign at the bottom?

The article from the well-known author Chetan Bhagat focuses on how crypto is dead due to the collapse of FTX. He expressed his strong anti-crypto opinion stating that crypto is like communism which promises decentralization but ultimately leads to power in the hands of a select few.

Crypto is never coming back. It’s done. Please do not waste your money on it. It is not an investment. Stay away from Bitcoins, and get yourself some CommonSenseCoins!

Chetan Bhagat

Bitcoin declared dead 465 times.

Bitcoin has been declared dead 465+ times, according to a page in 99Bitcoins, that counts the total reported Bitcoin obituaries. The Underground Economist made the first such report with the title, “Why Bitcoin can’t be a currency,” when the price of Bitcoin was $0.23. The article is no longer live today. 

Satoshi Stacker, a well-known crypto analyst, predicted that as more and more people hear about the damage caused by FTX, there will be more reporting on “Crypto is Dead.” 

Is crypto dead?

The crypto community believes that such articles are a signal for the bottom. Usually, during the market bottom, the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) is at its peak. The frequency of articles claiming the death of crypto increases. The chart below shows that most articles with bearish sentiment were written when the market was preparing for a rally in Nov 2013. 

Bitcoin bottom
Source: 99Bitcoins

Similarly, 93 obituaries were reported when the market bottomed in 2018. In 2020 various reports claimed Bitcoin was worthless, dead, and rat poison. The exception to this was in 2017 when over 124 articles were written declaring crypto dead due to multiple bans on crypto exchanges, Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) in China.

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