Fundstrat Global Advisors cofounder Tom Lee has revealed traditional finance strongly favors cryptocurrency after a personal survey convinced him “big money” will soon enter the market.
Lee: Results Are ‘Leading Indicator’ For Crypto Capital Influx
Uploading the results of a questionnaire he delivered to invitees of a small gathering April 23, Lee, who is famous for his positive Bitcoin price outlook, said the “small group” of institutional investors “believe BTC has bottomed.”
Attending were a crypto and traditional macro hedge funds, players Lee described as “long-only.”
“We see this as a leading indicator for inflows of big money into Crypto,” he commented.
Among the feedback from the funds was a 60/40 split against John McAfee’s prediction Bitcoin will hit $1 million by the end of 2020, while the most popular price zone for the end of this year was between $10,000 and $20,000 (53%).
82% consider BTC/USD has “bottomed out.”
CRYPTO: We hosted a small group of institutional investors on 4/23, mix of crypto and traditional macro HF/long-only. Results below. Key takeaway, institutions believe #BTC bottomed. We see this as a leading indicator for inflows of big money into Crypto pic.twitter.com/NybWPTZTg4
— Thomas Lee (@fundstrat) April 24, 2018
Out Of The Bag
Elsewhere, roughly two-thirds of those surveyed believe Ethereum will not be treated as a security by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and 47% think further clarity on token classification will only come in 2019 at the earliest.
The idea of “big money” waiting to get into cryptocurrency continues to be a popular narrative this month.
A survey by Reuters revealed one in five finance firms were preparing an entry in 2018, with 70% – or around 55 firms – wanting to do so within the next three months.
While Lee continues his optimism, however, he made sure not to give the impression his idea of Bitcoin’s price potential was a blank slate.
On the topic of McAfee, he commented on social media that the $1 million figure did not constitute Fundstrat’s core belief.
“…We are not staking anything on that, but I think $1mm is possible… not our base case, but certainly possible,” he wrote.
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