An on-chain analyst says he might have found the oldest Bitcoin BTC/USD bear ever.
What Happened: Matthew Hyland, who carries out cryptocurrency technical analysis, tweeted a screenshot from Bitcointalk.org, a Bitcoin forum.
The screenshot, dating back to Oct. 22, 2011, features a post by “Proudhon,” who wrote that day “we’re not going to make it beyond $3. Go ahead, watch.”
Proudhon remains active to this day and has a new signature for his current posts which reads, “The price of bitcoin can never be sustained over $50k.”
Proudhon has obviously been proven wrong on at least the $3 prediction as Bitcoin is trading at $43,056.25 at the time of writing.
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Why It Matters: Bitcoin was created by a pseudonymous person who called themselves Satoshi Nakamoto, with the first transaction on the network taking place on Jan. 3, 2009.
Taking into consideration the date of his post, Proudhon may well have been one of the earliest cryptocurrency bears.
Hyland shared a response to Proudhon by ShapeShift founder Erik Voorhees, who simply said “Fail.”
Hyland speculated on Twitter that perhaps Proudhon was the gold bug and notable Bitcoin bear Peter Schiff.
It remains to be seen if Proudhon’s prediction that the price of BTC can never be sustained above $50,000 comes true. The apex coin touched an all-time high of $68,789.63 in November.
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